Genetically modified crops Current Affairs, GK & News

Food Safety and Standards (GM Foods) (Draft) Regulations

The FSSAI recently released a new draft of Genetically Modified (GM) Food regulations for public consultation. This comes at a time when the issue concerning the genetically modified (GM) mustard is under the spotlight. About the new draft regulations The new draft is different from the old version that was released by the Food Safety ..

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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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MoEFCC Order on Genome-edited Plants

The Indian government has issued an order for the first time exempting certain types of crops that are genome-edited from the stringent regulations that are applicable in the country on genetically modified or GM crops. This order will give a boost to their development and research. Overview: The SDN1 and SDN2 genome-edited plants have been ..

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Draft Food Safety & Standards (Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods) Regulations, 2021

“Draft Food Safety and Standards (Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods) Regulations, 2021” was issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on November 15, 2021. Key Facts The draft regulation will be applicable to: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) It was issued for direct use as ..

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World’s first GM Rubber planted in Assam

Rubber Board has started field trial of world’s first GM (genetically modified) rubber in the state of Assam. Key Points GM Rubber was developed in biotechnology laboratory at Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) in Puthuppally, Kottayam. It was planted at Rubber board’s Sarutari research farm in Guwahati. Rubber Board launched field trial of GM ..

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GM Crop: White Flies Resistant Cotton Field Trials begins

The National Botanical Research Institute developed pest resistant cotton variety. The cotton variety is to be field tested at the Center of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana. Need In 2015, the whiteflies devastated more than two-third cotton crops in Punjab. Of all the crops, cotton is the worst hit by whiteflies. Whiteflies are considered as the ..

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