Green revolution: Indian farmers advocate for legalization of GMO mustard, biotech crops

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Credit: The Indian Express

A new green revolution is in the making. Farmers in India are now using social media to promote and advocate for the use of genetically modified (GM) seeds. The anti-GM lobbyists are shocked by this unexpected demand among farmers, and this is just the beginning.

The messages elaborated the benefits of GM seeds and urged people to support the advocacy for the legalization of GM seeds in India.

The Indian government’s attempt to legalize the use of GM mustards hit a roadblock in 2016 after opposition by radical environmentalists, and the crop is yet to be commercialized.

The government of India’s favourable position towards GM mustards and GM brinjal comes after it received approval from robust scientific tests conducted by qualified scientists and by the environment ministry’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee.

Read more: Dethroning Anti-GM Anarchy: The Next Green Revolution in India?

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