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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics by Shomini Parashar, Deepa Goel

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9

GMOs: Concerns and Challenges

Chapter Objectives:

Genetic engineering and its application have been the most controversial modern technology for decades. This technology is the vital key to increase the economic competition and one of the only solutions to feed the ever-increasing population but at the same time evoke concerns and challenges about health, safety and environment issues. This chapter throws light on this technology and elaborately discusses one of the major concerns of GMO, which is gene flow and other related concerns and its consequences on the plant, animal and environment.

INTRODUCTION

Agriculture has been the mainstay of Indian economy over the years and can be termed as a major success story in terms of food production ...

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