Govt tells SC it wont release GM mustard without courts nod

October 25, 2016 0 Comments

New Delhi: The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will not release genetically modified (GM) mustard without the courts nod.

It, however, opposed the plea filed by environmentalist Aruna Rodrigues seeking prohibition of open field trials and commercial release of GM mustard.

GM mustard will significantly reduce the import of Canola oil, the governments top law officer Mukul Rohatgi told the court.

The application was filed in an ongoing case by Rodrigues. On 7 October, the court had asked the Centre to hold the release of GM mustard for 10 days.