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January 23, 2018

No final decision on GM Mustard as yet says Government of India

Newsroom24x7 Staff

GM MustardNew Delhi:  Government of India has described as inaccurate reports in a section of the media stating that the statutory Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has granted approval to GM Mustard.

In a statement today the Government has clarified that no final decision has been taken as yet on the issue. The GEAC, in a meeting held on August 11, 2016, examined the Safety Document prepared by the Sub-Committee of the GEAC. The GEAC has appraised the Safety Document prepared by the Sub-Committee and the Safety Document will be put up on the website of GEAC inviting comments from the public.

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