Nepalese Supreme Court continues stay order banning import, trade of GMO seeds
January 27, 2014
– The Supreme Court today continued the stay order that banned the import and trade of genetically modified seeds.
A division bench of Justices Kalyan Shrestha and Tarkaraj Bhatta gave continuity to the ban that was earlier issued on January 9 by Justice Baidyanath Upadhyay.
Advocate Arjun Kumar Aryal had filed the writ demanding ban on the GMO seeds produced by foreign companies including the United States-based Monsanto.
Aryal, in his writ, had claimed that GMO seeds cannot be reused so that farmers become always dependent on foreign companies for the seeds.
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