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1st November 2022 (7 Topics)

For Science and the Farmer


The government clearance for the release of GM Mustard Hybrid DMH 11 is a bold decision in the best interest of our farmers and the nation.

Recognition and Reservations:

  • Exporter of agricultural produce: India is fetching more than $50 billion annually, due to the establishment of the best institutions and the building of capable human resources.
  • Unscientific Reasoning: Like today, reservations were also expressed when dwarf miracle seeds of wheat and rice were imported during the Green Revolution.

National interest:

  • Deficit in Edible Oils: India is currently importing around 13 million tonnes at a cost of Rs 1.17 lakh crore to the exchequer.
  • Consumption of GM-based oil: Given the import of 2.0-2.5 mt soybean oil and 1.0-1.5 mt canola oil, it can be concluded that we are already consuming GM-based oil.
  • Impact on Health: It is scientifically proven that the consumption of refined oil does not allow any protein to enter the human system, hence can be considered safe.
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