Questions Linger Over Integrity Of Farmers Bodies Demanding GM-Crop Commercialisation

October 22, 2016 0 Comments

New Delhi: An anti-GM crop body on Thursday alleged that a consortium of seven farmers’ bodies which has demanded commercialisation of genetically-modified (GM) crops, has a dubious background and that one of them was even a front organisation for the agro-chemical industry.

Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) said it is strange that these organisations are asking specifically for GM-based hybrids in the name of farmers without any proof that they have higher yields than CMS-based hybrids.