The approval . . . puts genetically-modified mustard a step closer to gaining state approval. . . . The engineered mustard will increase production of India’s biggest winter-sown oilseed crop and reduce dependence on imported oil, said Chengal Reddy, adviser to the Consortium of Indian Farmers Association.
“Making genetically-modified mustard seed available to Indian farmers will have an enormous economic benefit, increasing substantially farmers’ income by as much as 50 percent,” Reddy said by phone. . . .
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The report from the panel will be on the environment ministry’s website for comments by . . . for a period of 30 days, according to the ministry. Comments will be reviewed. . . and the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee before a decision is made, it said.
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