Biotech Needs GMO☣🌱 Regulatory Body

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By Fråst🐺

The argument over introducing genetically modified (GMO☣🌱) mustard in 🇮🇳 India has intensified between 👍pro-GM companies & 👓scientists & farmers’ organisations & 👎anti-GM groups. The 💥conflict between the two is making 🇮🇳 India’s biotechnology industry suffer. GMO☣🌱 mustard genes have been merged with those of a commonly occurring bacterium to make the plant more sterile & be used to develop a hybrid plant. These GMO☣🌱 plants can help increase yields📈 dramatically. Generally, when there are 2⃣ parties divided on such an issue, an impartial regulatory body is necessary, but 🇮🇳 India doesn’t have one for GM crops. 🇮🇳 India does have a Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee👥 (GEAC) in the ministry of environment & forests🌳. Panels like these are usually headed by an IAS officer👔 even though the ministry is meant to be a scientific ministry. If the GEAC takes on a regulatory role it will need a full-time head👤.

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