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Anti-GM Crop Activists Urge Harsh Vardhan to Exhibit ‘Supreme Objectivity’

Anti-GM crop activists have urged new Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to exhibit “supreme objectivity” when taking decisions regarding the approval of the GM mustard.


Recently Biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) had recommended that genetically modified (GM) Mustard can be grown commercially in the country and submitted its recommendation to the environment ministry for approval.


Vardhan, the minister for science and technology and earth sciences, has taken charge of the environment ministry following the sudden demise of Anil Madhav Dave.


It is incumbent of the environment minister to either reject or approve the GEAC’s recommendation.


The anti-GM activists have slammed the commercial production of GM mustard and asked Vardhan to reject GM mustard, saying it is a “hazardous scientific fraud” being perpetrated on the country.