THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE WITH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS: WAY FORWARD IN THE INDIAN CONTEXT

TitleTHREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE WITH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS: WAY FORWARD IN THE INDIAN CONTEXT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKesavan P.C, Swaminathan M.S
JournalSCIENCE AND CULTURE
Volume84
Start Page92
Issue3-4
End page98
Date PublishedMar-Apr/2018
KeywordsGenetics; Genetic Engineering; DNA
Abstract

An important outcome of the elucidation of the double helix structure of DNA is the beginning of the science of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering has made it possible to transfer genes across
sexual barriers. However there are several of environmental, biosafety and other problems associated with the technology. Therefore, we must have a very good mechanism for measuring risks and benefits. The report
submitted to the Government over ten years ago, one of us (MSS) had pointed out that, “The bottom line of our national agricultural biotechnology policy should be the economic well being of farm families, food security of the nation, health security of the consumer, biosecurity of agriculture and health, protection of the environment and the security of national and international trade in farm commodities”.

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