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Order restricting imports of GM items to have little impact: Experts

FSSAI last week handed down an order requiring GM-free certification for importing select food items from a competent authority in the country shipping them

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GM crops | GM food

Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Arnab Dutta  |  New Delhi 



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Trade and industry sources said the mandatory certification added another layer to the existing guidelines of the environment and agriculture ministries on importing of GM-free food products

The order on checking imports of food items with genetically modified (GM) substances could end up having little impact. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) last week handed down an order requiring GM-free certification for importing select food items from a competent authority in the country shipping them. But many of those items are imported from non-GM sources.

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First Published: Wed, August 26 2020. 02:12 IST

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