Farmer groups demand end to GM mustard trials; write to PM Narendra Modi

Activists claims Centre misleading SC on GM mustard

The GEAC said on the website that the recommendation to release GM mustard is for four years from the date of issue of the approval letter.

According to the Centre, 50-60 per cent of the edible oil in India is imported so the use of new genetic technology is impertinent to reduce dependency on imports

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
A day before the next hearing at the Supreme Court on GM mustard, a group of scientists and activists alleged the government had given “untrue” and “incorrect” information in its affidavit filed in the apex court recently.

Also, some anti-GM farmers’ associations wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop all approvals and trials of GM mustard.

“It is with alarming alacrity that the government of India has violated its own undertaking given to the Supreme Court in hearings related to this matter and also acted in contempt of the court’s orders when it got the GM mustard planted in

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First Published: Nov 28 2022 | 8:24 PM IST

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