Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


India OKs genetically modified food crop trials

The Indian Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) has approved large-scale field trials on genetically modified insect-resistant Bt aubergines (brinjal) developed by Monsanto licensee Mahyco. The aubergines carry Monsanto's Cry1Ac gene conveying resistance to fruit and shoot borers. The approval allows trials at 11 locations in the country. The move represents the first clearance for extensive field trials on a GM food crop in India. To date, only Bt cotton has completed large-scale testing and been approved for commercial cultivation in the country.


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts