Decision on transgenic crops on April 12

April 6, 2017 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: Restricted field trials of certain transgenic varieties of rice, wheat, maize and chickpea and discussions to determine the next course of action on GM mustard’s commercial release will be on the agenda of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee meeting on April 12.

“We will examine the pending applications of various research institutions and companies on different varieties of GM crops. Once they are allowed for confined field trials, they will have to take no-objection certificates from states,” said an official.