‘Field trials of transgenic crops are hazardous’
Sunday, 16 March 2014
The State government has cleared the way for field trials of transgenic crops recently. Along with various farmers groups, environmentalists and experts, the Maharashtra Organic Farming Federation (MOFF), which has been promoting organic farming, has strongly objected to the decision. MOFF claimed that it is hazardous and irreversible. It has submitted copies of resolution passed by 40 Gram Sabhas in the State which are against GM crops. Vice-president of MOFF, Diliprao Deshmukh Baradkar, shared his reservations while talking to Bhagyashree Kulthe.