Market soon to flood with GM jowar

HYDERABAD: Your favourite `Jonna Rottey’ (jowar bread) will not be the same again. If the city-based Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) has its way , the Indian market will soon be flooded with genetically modified or transgenic jowar.
Four years after launching research on transgenic sorghum, the IIMR has successfully developed genetically modified jowar with Bt genes for better grain size and resistance to pests. The IIMR’s admission that it has created genetically modified (GM) jowar has taken farm and health rights activists by surprise. They demand that the Central government stop the release of GM jowar for human or animal consumption.