Protests crop up around corn trials in Rahuri univ

October 31, 2014 0 Comments

By: Sandip Kolhatkar

Mahatma Phule Agriculture University agrees to address all queries in November, as protestors cite massive potential damage to environment.

Opposition to open air trials of genetically modified (GM) crops, currently taking place at the Mahatma Phule Agriculture University (MPKV) in Rahuri of Ahmednagar district, 16 kms from Pune, is slowly gathering momentum. Scores of farmers, consumers, environmentalists, scientists and social workers are up in arms, demanding clarifications on the trials going on inside the varsity.