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When they give you Lemon, make Lemonade!

The Ministry of Science & Technology is busy making Lemonade under the able guidance of Jairam Ramesh and Dr. Manmohan Singh.
This note is not about criticising Genetically Modified (GM) Crops. There is an ocean of information already published out there in the public domain, by veteran scientists and specialists from the field, from India and the West, who have very strong opinions & views against GM Crops; and their views and opinions are duly substantiated and based on pure scientific data and facts.
This note is about the very clear and visible danger of an end to whatever little Freedom and Liberty that we have so far enjoyed in India, as compared to China. The very tenets of Liberty and Freedom are now at stake as there is an unprecedented muzzle in the form of a proposed bill called Biotechnology Regulatory Authority Bill (BRAB) of 2009.
Going by the front page report that appeared in Indian Express of 26th February, the draft bill - BRAB of 2009, that is proposed to be …