New Delhi: In a letter dated August 03, 2017, written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Association of Biotech-Led Enterprises-Agriculture Group (ABLE-AG) has called the anti-genetically modified crops activists as anti-national as it accused them of doing fear mongering to derail indigenous scientific research. In fact the letter requested the prime minister to take strong action against the activists.
This letter seems to be a reaction by the ABLE-AG to an earlier one written by 34 medical experts who had asked the Prime Minister to reject the environmental release” of GM mustard, stating that the country should not be forced to face the risks and dangers associated with the crop.
ABLE-AG in its letter to the prime minister stressed that GM mustard has been tested extensively and has undergone all checks by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee which found it safe for human consumption and the environment. The latest stated, “This is extremely unfortunate that medical professionals of their stature are misguiding the public by fear mongering about GM mustard under the influence of anti-national activists who are keen to derail indigenous scientific research for agriculture biotechnology”.
While stressing on the need for allowing GM mustard, the ABLE-AG’s latest letter to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has also demanded strong action against those it considers as anti-GM scaremongers.