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Genetically modified crops are cultivated from seeds that are genetically engineered to increase yields or tolerance to pests.
Such crops help boost food production to meet the ever-increasing food demands of the planet, say supporters. But whether it is safe for human consumption remains questionable as scientists fear that biodiversity will be under threat if GM foods are mixed with non-GM crops.
In response to this story, the FSSAI, in one of its tweets, said it is now in process of prescribing guidelines for approval of such products.
Genetically modified crops are not as rosy as it looks. As these crops have been created artificially, if it breeds with wild relatives, the natural ecosystem can result in genetic contamination. For example , because pollination and fertilization. However, Bt cotton is the only approved genetically modified crop in India.
In india most of the people are not aware of this technique and believe that anything that is not traditionally prepared is not good and reject it. scientists study and select the good quality crops after the research of so many months and years and finally produce a hybrid that has most of the good qualities. And some authorised Institutes have proven that some processed food are more healthy than natural food , because this depends on which technique is used to cultivate the crop. Some good examples are golden rice, bt cotton etc. So there should be no ban on this but we need to make people more aware about GM crops.