Indian Government should not impose unneede, unwanted and unsafe GMOs: Sarson Satyagraha protests outside Ministry

February 7, 2016 0 Comments

New Delhi, Feb 6: The growing outrage across the country against the secretive manner in which the country’s GM regulator within the Environment Ministry is trying to approve GM Mustard reached a new height with a rainbow group of citizens, under the banner of Sarson Satyagraha held a symbolic protest outside the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change in the Capital today. They reached the Ministry at a time when the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) was holding its meeting to consider the ‘environmental release’ application of GM Mustard, which if approved will be the first GM food crop to be commercially cultivated in India. The Chairperson of GEAC, and later, the Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change met with a delegation of the Satyagrahis.