Appetite: Indian regulator endorses first GM vegetable

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“Indian regulators have recommended genetically modified (GM) aubergines for planting in India but extensive consultation will take place before a decision about their cultivation is made. GM aubergine — also known as eggplant or brinjal — would become India’s first GM vegetable and one of a few GM crops grown for direct human consumption around the world. Most edible GM crops are processed or used in other foods.
India’s Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) approved the GM aubergine variety, which is resistant to the devastating shoot borer pest, this week (14 October).”

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