Starting this thread to monitor the progress of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in India. GM crops give high yield compared to traditional seed technology. BT cotton is one such example. This should be implemented across all crops - food, cotton, rubber, oil etc... India needs the GM foods because it not only increases yield of the crops giving good profits to farmers but also help in curbing food inflation. GM crops have the ability to resist disease & grow under adverse condition thus reducing the usage of pesticides & manure etc and indirectly reducing the input costs of farmer & making it more profitable for them. Another advantage is reduction of pesticide related diseases such as cancer. As you can see, it has positive effects at so many levels. Here is the current status of GM crops in India I urge other forum members to discuss pros & cons of GM crops & why it is a must for Indian farmers & India in general.