Claims that legislative rules were broken during the approval of GM mustard are contested by the Centre

In response to charges made by activists that legislative laws were broken during the evaluation and clearance of GM mustard in India, the Union Environment Ministry said on Saturday that the product was only conditionally certified after stakeholder dialogue.

In a paper released on Friday, the Coalition of GM-free India, a coalition of NGOs opposed to genetically modified crops, said that no (independent) health expert has ever taken part in the evaluation of GM mustard.

The Ministry replied in a statement released on Saturday: “The Assessment of Food and Environmental Safety (AFES) report prepared by the subcommittee in 2016 with respect to the biosafety dossier of GM mustard was posted on the ministry’s website for welcoming comments by the public for a period of 30 days.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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