Kerala to oppose sanction for GM mustard

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) The Kerala government on Tuesday objected to Genetically-Modified (GM) mustard being considered for commercial cultivation in India.

“We are not for AGM mustard as it has been proved to be unhealthy. We will inform the Centre that this should not be given the nod for it to be cultivated in India,” Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here after the weekly cabinet meeting.

This is the first time that the Kerala government has openly expressed its concern about GM mustard.

–IANS

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