West Bengal writes to Centre opposing GM mustard

May 24, 2017 0 Comments

After Bihar, West Bengal has decided not to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard seeds in the state.

The state government has sent a letter to the Centre asking them not to introduce genetically modified (GM) mustard as it would harm farmers.

Minister in-charge for agriculture Purnendu Bose said, We are not in favour of GM mustard seeds as we feel that it will harm farmers. The Centre is trying to promote multinational companies at the expense of our farmers.