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    ...This review report was put together by an expert sub-committee of the ministry’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC).The public consultation is likely to be the penultimate step before the government takes a final decision on what might become India’s first GM food crop — Bt cotton seeds, though also crushed for edible oil, were not explicitly approved as food; Bt brinjal is unlikely to emerge out of the moratorium issued by former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh any time soon.GM mustard represents the culmination of over a decade of painstaking work by a team of Delhi University scientists led by the noted biotechnologist, Deepak Pental.Mustard, a self-pollinating crop, is difficult to hybridise, that is, cross-pollinate. ...

    The Hindu on Sept. 30, 2016, 12:17 a.m.