Friday, August 10th 2012 (TOI): House panel seeks ban on field trials on GM crops.The standing    committee on Agriculture has said the clearance and monitoring systems of the govt reflects a pro-industry tilt.Bt Cotton,it said,has only added to the miseries of the small and marginal farmers.Catigating the Union Government processes for clearing genetically modified (GM) crops without proper scientific scretinity of their impact, the parlimiantry standind commitee on agriculture said it was more than convienced that there are better options available for increasing food production and productivity.

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