Are GM Crops the answer to India's Food Security??
Asked by cyrus irani, 18 Feb '10 07:28 pm
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The decision whether to introduce GM crop or not instead of being taken by agriculture scientist and bio technologist, is being taken by media,(whose purpose is to sensationalize the issue), politicians (whose interest is in short term political gains) and business people (who are out to make some fast buck.) There is hardly any information in media available regarding whether such Crops have been introduced in other countries, especially developed countries like US, Canada and EEC member countries and what is its impact on soil in the long run. If India is being made a guinea-pig for testing GM Crops then we should treat it in same level as a security threat and prevent it from happening. If there are sufficient proof that GM crops do not harm the soil or the health of the consumers, then India should go ahead with it.Answered by Shyam, 19 Feb '10 01:12 pm
Cant say at present as complete information is not available on this. and secondaly will have to eat a BT brinjal to find out where it tastes as good as origional. if the taste,texture is good, then may be it will become popular. then only can we say whether GM crops will succeed in India or or not and only then can it be decided whether this is the answer to Indias food shortageAnswered by iqbal seth, 18 Feb '10 07:50 pm
It is not right moment to comment.Answered by dare devil, 18 Feb '10 07:39 pm
No, it goes to Agriculture Minister and Commerce Minister.Answered by ajay, 18 Feb '10 07:34 pm