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Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee approves GM Mustard’s commercial use

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is the regulator for hereditarily altered harvests has given approval for commercial farming of GM mustard in India.

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee submitted a proposal to the Environment Ministry stating positive reference of GM mustard but with certain circumstances.

After the approval of GM Mustard cultivation, it will come closer to be first GM harvest; the GM mustard was developed by Delhi University.

After the approval by regulators, now Environment Ministry has to take a call on it.

The decision is opposed by some groups including Swadeshi Jagran Manch. The group said that commercial use of GM Mustard will influence associated agri-doings. 

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee works under Environment Ministry and studied a report of a sub-committee established to look into the security viewpoint of the commercial permission for GM mustard. The committee also put circumstances while commending GM Mustard’s commercial use.

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