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ICAR cautions Govt on anti-GM voices

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 18, 2011

The government research body ICAR today asked the government not to be misguided by information provided by NGOs against genetically modified crops.

“The government should not listen to activists. The country should be run by active scientists and policy makers, not by activists,” the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Deputy Director-General, Mr Swapan K Datta, said while releasing a book on Bt-Cotton, here.

The GM technology, which was introduced nine years back in India, was described as “seeds of evolution,” he said, adding that this technology is “farmer-friendly.”

Datta released the book ‘Q&A on Bt Cotton' that clarifies doubts and perceptions related to its safety and benefits.

Published on March 18, 2011

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