15-07-2014 09:59 AM | India

Govt approves field trials for varieties of GM crops

The new government has approved field trials for 21 new varieties of genetically modified (GM) crops, including staples such as rice and wheat. The controversial move is considered crucial to feeding India’s teeming millions but opposed by some activists as a health hazard.

Supporters of the modern technology say GM crops can help improve yield by re-engineering the genetic code and stabilise food prices.

The government approval comes despite the fact that the Supreme Court is currently deliberating on the biosafety of GM crops.
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