Genetically modified crops: issues and challenges in the context of India

The issues relating to Genetically Modified Crops have generated intense public debate, engaging the attention of the Government, the farming community and the civil society. Though it has been widely claimed that genetically engineered foods will go a long way in tackling food security issues of the 21 st century, doubts and apprehensions have been expressed about its safety and environmental viability. This paper attempts to present the varied dimensions of GM crops and briefly discusses the use of genetic engineering in Indian agriculture outlining the related issues and challenges.

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