Farmers Cry Foul Over GM Mustard Cultivation

Five years ago, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had put an indefinite moratorium on the commercial cropping of Monsanto’s Bt Brinjal. However now, the Centre is considering commercial cultivation of a genetically modified hybrid variety of mustard.

Following news reports on the move of the application for approval of GM Mustard to the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee in the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (GEAC), farmer unions and citizen groups from the city and different parts of the country are urging the government to not jeopardise food, farming and environment by introducing the genetically modified varieties in the country................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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