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AAP lashes out at Veerappa Moily for approving field trials on GM crop

While lambasting UPA government for allowing field trials of GM crops, the  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said such a decision was taken even when a Parliamentary Standing Committee on agriculture had opposed it.

‘The AAP condemns the action of (environment minister) Veerappa Moily to approve these field trials and make this country a laboratory for risky GM crops and demand that all field trials be stopped and initiate an inquiry on the undue hurry of the minister’s action,’ a statement released by the party said. The statement further said that it is unacceptable that Moily went ahead to give permissions for these field trials even when a Parliamentary Standing Committee on agriculture comprising of MPs from various political parties, including Congress party and other UPA allies, had recommended against such field trials’. The AAP further questioned the haste shown by the government in this matter.

‘The Supreme Court appointed Technical Expert Committee (TEC) comprising of eminent scientists also had highlighted the scientific evidence on adverse impacts of GM crops and the failure of the existing regulatory system in their final report submitted to the court in July last year and strongly recommended against experimental trials.
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