Protests mounting against GM mustard in Kerala

September 26, 2016 0 Comments

The protests against the move to allow commercial cultivation of GM (Genetically Modified) mustard developed by the University of Delhi is snowballing, with more organisations joining the Government of Kerala in expressing concern over the impact of the new variety on human health and the environment.

Following a decision taken by the State Cabinet last week, the Government of Kerala is preparing a memorandum to be submitted to the Centre, expressing reservations on the move by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for the environmental release of GM mustard.