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Vandana Shiva Slams Commercial Cultivation of GM Mustard

New Delhi: Environment activist Vandana Shiva had slammed the commercial production of GM mustard, saying the GEAC has given the approval for GM Mustard that was rejected in 2002. Since then, it has been established to be inferior in yields compared to non-genetically modified organism (GMO) Indian hybrid.

 

Recently GEAC has approved that genetically modified (GM) Mustard can be grown commercially in the country and recommended its approval to the environment ministry.

 

“The approval is clearly a fraud perpetrated on the nation and has been granted under pressure from Monsanto and Bayer, said Vandana Shiva.

 

She said the GEAC committed a fraud in misleading the nation, that the GM technology in mustard was being used to increase yields through producing a hybrid.