GEAC stands for Genetic Engineering Approval Committee. It was constituted in the Ministry of Environment and Forests under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.
The objectives of GEAC are:
i. To allow use of GMOs and products for commercial applications.
ii. To select producers for restriction or prohibition, production, sale, import & use of GMOs both for research and applications under EPA.
iii. To give approval for large scale field trials, its data evaluation and final approval for release of transgenic crop.
iv. To permit large scale production and release of GMOs.
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