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Scientists Clash Swords Over Future of GM Food Crops in India

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Science  03 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6132, pp. 539-540
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6132.539

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Science sought to shed light on the issues and future of GM food crops in India by bringing together two prominent voices in the scientific community in a debate. Speaking for the technology's backers was G. Padmanaban, a biochemist and former director of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Speaking for opponents of GM food crops was Pushpa M. Bhargava, a biochemist and former director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad. The debate was moderated by Bruce Alberts, Science's editor-in-chief, and held here at CCMB on 4 April.