Convener of ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture) and safe food activist Kavitha Kuruganti talks about the repercussions of allowing GM Mustard to enter our country and what actions we can all take as citizens
Arguing that the rationale given by the government and industry to allow Genetically Modified mustard to enter the food ecosystem is flawed, Kavitha Kuruganti,
“The push for GM is coming from the commercial food industry, not from the kitchens of ordinary Indian homes. India produces sufficient mustard to meet its consumption requirements. The claim that GM mustard will reduce dependence on oil imports is baseless,
She further says that some of the hybrid varieties of indigenous mustard in India have been shown to give better yield, when compared to what GM mustard could provide.