Journals : SERBD-IJMS

Category : Life Sciences
Type : Review Article
Title : Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Agri-products Sustainability in India: Challenges, Action and Expectation
Submitted By : Surendra Gupta
Corresponding Author : Surendra Prakash Gupta
Members :
Member 1 : Suchitra Rai
Member 2 : Virendra Kumar Vishwakarma
Member 3 : Surendra Prakash Gupta
With the advent of recombinant DNA technology in Agriculture the crop improvement entered a new realm. Recombinant DNA Technology has seen as a potent tool for enhancing a crop productivity and food quality and therapeutic medicines productions. These agriculture advancement are important for maintaining the global production of sufficient agri-based products in sustainable manner to face with globally increasing human population. Recently, Indian farmers have planted 11.6 million hectares Bt cotton and produced 6.51 million tons of cotton fiber, which is 95% of the total 12.2 million hectares of cotton in the country. Resistance to herbicides insects and viruses have been genetically engineered into a few crops globally like corn, cotton and soybean. The transgenic plants reduce pesticides application so that they are suitable for organic farming. Scientists have traditionally cultivated fields to disrupt weeds to reduce its ability to absorb water. The Development of Genetic Engineering (GE) in agriculture could affect farm structure, labor dynamics & community viability. Public and private research organizations should allocate sufficient resources to monitor and assess the substantial environmental, economic and social effects of current and emerging agricultural technology. Furthermore, scientific support should be focused on expanding the preview of GE technology in transgenic crops development. The information presented in this review addresses questions about the recent advances on Genetically Engineered Crops. No single technology can solve all the problems, but a combination of transgenic technology, organic farming, marker assisted breeding and traditional practices would markedly improve crop yields
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