Agriculture, GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Everything about GM crops!

What is genetic modification (GM) of crops and how is it done? GM is a technology that involves inserting DNA into the genome of an organism. To produce a GM plant, new DNA is transferred into plant cells. Usually, the cells are then grown in tissue culture where they develop into plants. The seeds produced… Continue reading Everything about GM crops!

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GM seeds key to food security

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said the use of genetically modified (GM) technology for seeds is important for improving agricultural productivity and food security. He said 18 field trials, testing various kinds of GM seeds, were under way but the government would take a considered view on releasing genetically modified mustard. Background: GM mustard, likely… Continue reading GM seeds key to food security

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Genetically modified crops: the way forward

Article Link The promise and performance of genetically modified crops in agriculture is once again under the spotlight, with the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee recently putting on hold the discussion on commercial use of genetically modified mustard. GM mustard is the first food crop to have applied for commercialisation after the indefinite ban on the… Continue reading Genetically modified crops: the way forward