Deepak Pental, former vice chancellor Delhi University and Present National Science Chair of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), at its meeting on October 18, had given the ‘environmental release’ of the genetically modified (GM) mustard DMH-11 its all-clear. Deepak Pental, former vice chancellor of Delhi University (DU) and one of the brains behind DMH-11, in conversation with Sanjeeb Mukherjee, says the approval should pave the way for more such useful GM events in India. DU’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants and the National Dairy Development Board are the joint applicants of GM mustard. Edited excerpts:
What is the next step from here onwards?
We have been asked to go for coordinated trials to be conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). We have no issue with that if
First Published: Oct 26 2022 | 9:20 PM IST