Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) Current Affairs, GK & News

GEAC planning to recommend ‘environmental release’ of Bayer’s GM Cotton

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is currently planning to recommend environmental release of a genetically modified (GM) herbicide tolerant cotton of German multinational company Bayer AG. It had earlier approved the environmental clearance of Delhi University’s transgenic hybrid mustard DMH-11 along with its parental lines. What is BG-II RRF? Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex (BG-II ..

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Biosafety guidelines for genome edited plants

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has recently issued ‘Guidelines for Safety Assessment of Genome Edited Plants, 2022’. What are the guidelines about? As per the guidelines, researchers who use gene-editing technologies for plants are exempted from seeking approvals from the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC). All other requirements that researchers must adhere to develop transgenic ..

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Maharashtra government gives nod for GM food trials

Maharashtra government has given nod to confined genetically modified (GM) food trails in state. In this regard, state government has granted no-objection certificates (NOC) for open field trials of 5 genetically modified (GM) crops. They are rice, chana (chickpeas), maize, brinjal and cotton. NOC was granted by state government after state-level Committee, headed by Anil Kakodkar had ..

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