‘Govt nod for GM crop field trials violates EC guidelines’

March 24, 2014 0 Comments

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A farmers’ body affiliated to the CPI(M) today criticised the decision of the GEAC to revalidate the field trials for ten varieties of Genetically Modified Food Crops and sought the Election Commission’s intervention to “stall the undemocratic move.”

“This decision is a bonanza given on the eve of the elections to the Indian and MNC agribusinesses and reeks of corrupt intentions. It is undemocratic and violation of Election Commission guidelines,” the All India Kisan Sabha said in a release here.

It said the decision was taken in a “hasty manner” despite serious concerns expressed by wide sections.