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No more approvals needed: Experts on environmental release of GM mustard

This, several experts said, is a firm indication that the matter has been cleared at the highest echelons

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The National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, an institute that functions under the Department of Biotechnology, said this would boost the GM technology sector and benefit farmers

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The scientific community is appreciative of the approval for the “environmental release” of genetically modified (GM) mustard, granted by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), and says it won’t need any more clearance.

However, some sound cautious owing to the 2010 Bt brinjal episode, when final approval was stalled at the last moment.

However, sources said a repeat of the 2010 and 2017 events when GEAC approval for GM crops was vetted at the highest level might not happen this time around because the publication of the minutes of the GEAC meeting was a “good enough” indication that all approvals

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 9:19 PM IST

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