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Negative Report on GM Crops Shakes Government's Food Agenda

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Science  17 Aug 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6096, pp. 789
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6096.789

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Sounding what some regard as the death knell for the development of genetically modified food crops in India, a high-profile parliamentary panel last week recommended that GM crop "field trials under any garb should be discontinued forthwith," and that agricultural GM research should "only be done under strict containment." If implemented, the report's recommendations would paralyze research and erode India's food security, warns India's chief of crop research.