21-07-2014 09:31 AM | India

BKS resists Centre’s nod to GM crops field trials

Various organisations, including RSS—affiliated Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), have opposed Centre’s decision approving field trials of certain varieties of Genetically Modified—crops and sought stalling of the move.

Apart from the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, organisations like Organic Farmers’ Association and Gujarat Khedut Samaj have requested all the state governments, including Gujarat, to withhold their nod to conducting field trials, saying they are “against the interest of farmers“.

The Environment Ministry on Friday gave its approval for field trials of certain varieties of GM crops, including rice, brinjal, chickpea, mustard and cotton, with the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee clearing 15 such proposals.
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