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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 Organisms(GMO): Developments and Concerns

What is GMO? GMOs can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which thegenetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non related species Foods produced… Continue reading Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO): Developments and Concerns