IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876

Evolution of Biosafety Policies in India: The Limits of its Governance in GM Crops

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Dr. V. Gunasekaran


The article analyses the evolution of biosafety policies in India and its experience in governing Genetically Modified (GM) crops. The protocols of GM crops evolved in India where tandem with the global efforts to address the biosafety concerns with GM crops and promote it as a viable technological choice in agriculture. The policies on biosafety and GM crops in India are even though of international standard were mired with controversies over procedures and approvals. The nuanced opinion on GM crops among the public and stakeholders has exposed the limitations of the governance structure as well hampered the progress of a technological choice in agriculture

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