Biotechnology

No to GM crops

Print edition : September 06, 2013

Farmers protest against the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, which seeks to establish a statutory agency to regulate matters relating to genetically modified organisms, in New Delhi on August 8. Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury, Aam Admi party convener Arvind Kejriwal, and Communist Party of India's national council member Ved Pratap Vaidik at the launch of a nation-wide campaign against the BRAI Bill and GM crops in New Delhi on June 25. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

The Technical Expert Committee wants field trials of GM crops put on hold until gaps in the regulatory system are addressed.
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