India reconstitutes GMO appraisals committee
India’s Genetic Engineering Appraisals Committee (GEAC) has been reconstituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. It will function for a period of three years. The tenure of the previous committee expired around the middle of 2012 and approval decisions have reportedly been piling up in the absence of any meetings. The last meeting of the GEAC took place in April 2012.