India's plans to grow GM crops draw flak

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 20 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:126
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    A proposal in India to combat widespread vitamin A deficiency among children by growing genetically modified rice and mustard has drawn flak, with critics calling the plan “unnecessary and hazardous.”

    Indian plant biologists hope soon to acquire technology from abroad to create transgenic rice and mustard that will express b carotene, a precursor molecule that is converted to vitamin A in the …

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