SC stays commercial release of GM mustard till October 17

October 8, 2016 0 Comments

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) variety of Mustard till October 17 after a petition was filed arguing such a release may have severe consequences on the environment and human health.

The petition, filed a day earlier by Aruna Rodriguez, had sought a moratorium on open-field trials and commercial release of all herbicide tolerant (HT) crops such as the Dhara Mustard Hybrid DMH 11 seed, earlier certified as safe for human consumption and the environment by a technical sub-committee under the environment ministry.