Nov 10, 2012 – Farmers welcome the stand of the government of India on the outright rejection of the recommendations of the technical expert committee to the Supreme Court, which suggested that a moratorium be imposed on field trials of GM crops. The SC shot down the proposal of an interim moratorium that would have strangled technology and innovation in the country. The moratorium would have also prevented Indian scientists and companies from focusing on emerging technologies, allowing other countries and companies that already have a head start on Indian research institutions to remain ahead of us. India would be forced to remain dependent on others for technology and food.