ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Genetically Modified Mustard and Food Security

The field trials of genetically modified mustard allowed by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee and subsequently stayed by the Supreme Court pending scientific examination of information brings forth the debate about the role of modern technologies in addressing the pressing challenges of food security amid climate change.

The field trials of genetically modified mustard allowed by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee and subsequently stayed by the Supreme Court pending scientific examination of information brings forth the debate about the role of modern technologies in addressing the pressing challenges of food security amid climate change.

India imports about 60% of its edible oil requirement, making it the largest importer of edible oils. Several policy initiatives have addressed this issue of import dependence on edible oils. For instance, the National Edible Oil Mission aims to reduce import dependency and achieve self-reliance in the edible oil sector.

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Updated On : 21st Nov, 2022
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