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GM mustard not developed as herbicide-tolerant, Centre tells SC

Top court says it is it is more concerned about the risk factors of GM Mustard

Supreme Court of India. Photo: ANI
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Supreme Court of India. Photo: ANI

Bhavini MishraSanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that genetically modified (GM) mustard was not developed as herbicide-tolerant (HT).

“It is neither necessary nor desirable for a farmer to use herbicides in the cultivation of GM mustard. A crop is referred to as an HT variety if its commercial trait is HT. DMH-11(Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11) is not such a crop since the HT trait in DMH-11 is of no commercial utility,” Attorney General R Venkataramani said in court.

The court has asked all the parties in the case to finish their arguments next week.

Venkataramani said the HT trait in

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 8:38 PM IST

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