Thursday, June 17, 2004

Science -- Bagla 304 (5677): 1579a

Science -- Bagla 304 (5677): 1579a Report Says India Needs Stronger, Independent Regulatory Body: "A blue-ribbon panel has recommended that India spend $300 million on an autonomous, expert body that would regulate agricultural biotechnology. Such an independent authority would both speed up the approval process and make it more transparent, according to a report delivered last week to the Ministry of Agriculture. But critics say that the small number of genetically modified crops in the pipeline doesn't warrant such a major change in the current system and that the money could be better spent on research to improve existing crops."

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