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Storm in a scientific teacup

5 7 20
26.12.2018

Iconic agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan’s disavowal of his association with an article in the November 25 edition of Current Science, a peer-reviewed journal, has brought a closure to an unseemly controversy. The article, ‘Modern Technologies for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security’, was co-authored by Swaminathan and geneticist and radiation scientist PC Kesavan. It was highly critical of genetically modified (GM) crops and raised questions about the wisdom of harnessing genetic engineering technology. Much of the controversy was centred around the fact that........

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