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Trials of GM Mustard Given a Nod in India

The field trials of DMH -11, a genetically modified variety of mustard crop to be conducted by a research team of Delhi University has been approved by the Supreme Court of India and the team has been directed by the court to take precautionary measures and ensure that the gene does not move out of the trial fields. It is a welcome move for the research team as earlier the court had banned the government from approving field trials of GM crops in the country. Should we call this an effect of the pressure from multinationals or a country wanting to excel in the field of biotechnology?