Campaigning for GM?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 29/08/2013

On Monday, Indian Express carried an interview with Sharad Pawar covering 3/4ths of a page, wherein he as usual, pushed for GM crops. On Tuesday, the TOI carried a speculative report saying the government would push for GM crops in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. On the same day, this paper also had it in third edit 'Embracing GM crops', and a brief 'Snap Judgment' on the same page in favour of GM crops. On Wednesday, Pawar's pitch for GM crops in the Lok Sabha was reported in the Times. Dissenting expert opinion on this controversial subject, which had been supported by former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, was restricted to one sentence in the Express interview and the TOI reports.

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