Economists urge support for India's GMO mustard

The opponents to commercialization criticize the regulatory process. The integrity of the regulatory process is paramount and it should be protected at all costs. Products that meet the benchmarks laid down by a fair, transparent and rigorous regulatory process should be approved for commercialization. However, it is self-defeating to test indefinitely without end. That amounts to a ban on commercialization of all GM crops. That may serve the critics of GM crops.​ But surely that is not the intent of the government of India. Foregoing yield increases is very costly – especially to the poor.


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