SC panel for moratorium on field trials for GM crops

July 23, 2013 0 Comments

By PTI | 22 Jul, 2013, 08.39PM IST

NEW DELHI: A Supreme Court appointed committee is learnt to have recommended moratorium on field trials for Bt in food crops in the country, contending that there was no definitive information about their long term safety.

The technical expert committee (TEC) consisting of experts in the fields of molecular biology, toxicology, nutrition science, biodiversity and agriculture science highlights the inherent problems with GM crops and recommends a cautious approach towards them being approved in the country.