Listen to two friends talking about genetically modified food. Frank is for GM food, but Ann is against it.

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Hi everyone,

Following are the rules on GM foods in my country (India):

The Environment Protection Act (EPA) strictly prohibits import, export, transport, manufacture, process, use or sale of any genetically engineered organisms except with the approval of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

The 2006 Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) prohibits import, manufacture, use or sale of GM food without FSSAI’s approval.

The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 mandate that GM must be declared on the food package.

The Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act 1992 says that GM food cannot be imported without the permission of GEAC.

Anyone who imports, manufactures, uses or sells GM food, is liable to be prosecuted under the above Acts.

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