Emminent scientist Dr. M.S.Swaminathan has underlined the need for regular monitoring to reduce the anxiety caused by genetically modified agricultural produce.
Chairing the plenary session on 'Food and Nutritional security' held as part of the 97th Indian Science Congress here, Dr. Swaminathan said that the proposed regulatory body should have biological scientists, food technologists, agricultural scientists, medical professionals and policy makers as members. It should be a totally autonomous body.
AdvertisementPresenting his paper in the session, Dr. Prakash, Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute summed up the great threat posed by global warming on food and nutritional security of the country.
"The statistical evidence of global food price inflation leading to rise in malnutrition and child mortality opens up a new dangerous dimension, he said.