KERALA, home of the enlightened “hugging saint” Ammaji…GMO-FREE
Field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops would not be permitted in the State of Kerala under any circumstances, said Minister for Agriculture K.P. Mohanan.
The Minister made the statement in the wake of the approval given by the Union Environment Ministry for the decision of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to permit field trials of GM crops, including rice, wheat, and maize. At the same time, Environment Minister M. Veerappa Moily also clarified that the field trials would be subject to consent of the respective State. Read more…
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