The safety review put out in the public domain has stoked skepticism in some quarters. Scientists want the government to publish the primary data and not just a review document.
The petitioner submitted that the ministries of environment and science have openly pushed GM mustard and that they shouldn’t be allowed to regulate GMOs.
In times of rural distress, it’s important that the debate around GM technology combines talks about food safety issues with their sociological ramifications.
The detailed proceedings of the January meeting, where the commercial cultivation of GM mustard was discussed, have been denied in response to an RTI request.