Govt. cautioned against permitting open-air field trials of GM crops

January 14, 2014 0 Comments

BANGALORE, January 14, 2014

The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) and Hasiru Sene have cautioned the government against permitting open-air field trials for genetically modified (GM) crops. The Supreme Court is yet to pronounce its final verdict on the issue in view of the difference of opinion among scientists.

Addressing presspersons here on Monday, K.S. Puttannaiah, farmers’ leader and Melkote MLA, alleged that in order to pave the way for entry of certain GM crops, the government had not included farmers’ representatives in the sub-committee, headed by Mahadevappa, set up to look into the advantages and disadvantages of allowing open-air field trials for certain GM crops in the State .