GM mustard row: SC says 30 days time should be given for raising objections after issuing notification
SC said that if any notification is issued by the Centre for sale of GM food products in the market, one month time should be given for raising objections
The decades-old debate over Genetically Modified (GM) foods is back in the spotlight in India, after the centre's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) sanctioned the production and cultivation of GM mustard in May 2017.
The Policy Commission said in recommendations this week to the government that adopting new technology is one of the most important drivers of farm productivity.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought an answer from the Centre as to why there should not be an interim suspension of open field trials of Genetically Modified crops in view of an expert committee disfavouring it.
Moily has now called for a meeting of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), almost a year since it last met.