Greenpeace slams India’s decision clearing GMO field trials

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Environmental watchdog Greenpeace slammed Indian’s environment minister Veerappa Moily’s decision to allow field trials of certain genetically modified (GM) food crops which were put on hold by his predecessor Jayanthi Natarajan.

“Greenpace demands the Environment Minister Veerappa Moily to explain on what grounds he has allowed the field trials for GMOs. This decision is in contrast to the stand taken by the former environment ministers Jairam Ramesh and Jayanthi Natarajan,” it said in a statement.

The Environment Ministry, it said, has the moral obligation to explain what has changed since his predecessors took “proactive positions to save our food” and pointed to a Parliamentary Panel’s recommendation on a moratorium on such trials.

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