What’s common between Gros Michel and Cavendish? And how does it affect you? Both are varieties of banana.
Unlike in the developed world, the Indian government lacks the law enforcement strength to police the farms. India also lacks the supply chain monitoring capability to track and regulate food supply. This is clear from the widespread food safety issues. It is also clear from episodes like the illegal GM
There is an article about several organisations that are opposing GMO crops, and urging the Government to stop the spread of illegal cultivation of Genetically Modified crops. Well, I have news for these “environmentalists” and “human health activists”. They will lose the battle and there is nothing much they can
The recent farmers’ agitation in Western India, to be allowed to grow Bt Cotton, or the illegal cultivation and sale of GMO brinjal (egg plant) in North India, are just the beginning of many more such things that we are going to see. The reason is simple. The economics of
The Genome Tracking project (GenomeTrakr Network) announced by the US FDA is much needed. The FDA however, is focusing on tracking pathogens. What will be more important in the next decade or two is the tracking of food molecules themselves.