Govt to file affidavit in SC seeking field trials of GM crops

February 27, 2014 0 Comments

The apex court had asked the government to submit their stand on this issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  February 26, 2014

Sharad Pawar

Government will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court pleading that field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops be allowed, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today.

The minister assured that the government will take all safety precautions for conducting field trials of GM crops.

Hearing a petition against GM crops, the Supreme Court had set up a technical expert committee (TEC), which suggested an indefinite moratorium on such trials unless shortcomings in the regulatory process were plugged. But one member gave a dissenting note opposing the moratorium.