GENETICALLY MODIFIED RAPESEED OR CANOLA OIL HEALTH BENEFITS UNSUBSTANTIATED AND SCIENTIFICALLY NOT PROVEN” SAYS THE ADVERTISING STANDARDS COUNCIL OF INDIA, ASKS ADVERTISER TO WITHDRAW OR MODIFY THE ADS BEFORE 15 DEC, 2014

New Delhi, Decembery 5th 2014: Jivo Canola oil, the largest importer of Canadian Rapeseed or Canola Oil in India, has been asked to withdraw or modify its advertisements latest by the 15th of December, by the Advertising Standards Councils of … Continue reading

Urgent MoEFCC intervention demanded to stop illegal entry of Bt brinjal from Bangladesh

To:                                                                                                           December 2nd 2014 Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. Dear Sir, Sub: Immediate intervention sought from your Ministry on illegal transboundary entry of Bt brinjal into India from Bangladesh – reg. … Continue reading

Citizens’ groups force authorities to initiate a dialogue on GM field trials – People’s Movements in Maharashtra declare a Jan Andolan against GM field trials; Demand that the trials be halted immediately

October 29, 2014, Rahuri/Ahmednagar/New Delhi: The opposition to open air field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in Maharashtra, the only state in the country where such controversial experiments are being undertaken, reached a new height with representatives of numerous … Continue reading

Maharashtra jeopardises India’s biodiversity & food sovereignty: Only state to permit GM Field trials in the country

Farmers, Scientists, Activists demand an immediate halt of open GM trials that pose a threat to food safety and environment of the entire nation Pune,16th October, 2014: On World Food Day today, farmers, scientists, consumer activists, environmentalists, celebrities and citizens … Continue reading

Gujarat Govt joins other states, says will not permit Field trials of GM food crops in the state. Coalition for a GM Free India urges Mr. Prakash Javadekar, the Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change to stop open air GM trials in the country.

New Delhi: October 9, 2014: In the latest development on the raging debate around open trials of the controversial Genetically Modified (GM) crops in India, the Gujarat state govt communicated formally that No Objection Certificate (NOC), will not be given … Continue reading

Coalition for a GM Free India writes to Prakash Javadekar, Urges him to stop field trials after media expose shows rampant irregularities

New Delhi, 10/09/14. To, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India. Dear Sir, Sub: Evidence of regulatory apparatus in shambles emerges once again – Seeking immediate intervention to stop field trials of GM … Continue reading

Coalition for a GM Free India writes to Dr Sanjeev Baliyan, MoS, Agriculture, Govt of India correcting him on his statement on safety of GM crops

New Delhi, 13/08/2014. Dr Sanjeev Baliyan, MoS, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India. Dear Sir, Sub: Raising concerns on your statement in the Parliament on safety of GM crops. Namaste! We are writing to you with serious concern regarding the … Continue reading

GEAC’s recent clearances for GM field trials: An Analysis by Coalition for a GM-Free India

Problems with GEAC’s decisions and recent field trial approvals In the recent past GEAC has held four meetings at close intervals and approved numerous field trials. The Coalition for a GM-Free India has already put out two media statements explaining … Continue reading

letter from eminent Indian scientists to the Prime Minister advising caution against GM crops

New Delhi, 1/08/2014. To Shri Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister Govt of India Dear Sir, Sub: Bringing to your notice the science based concerns on the environmental release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and urging your action to stop them. … Continue reading

Coalition for a GM-Free India demands Prakash Javadekar stop flip-flopping on the regulatory clearance, and Say NO to GM field trials

New Delhi, July 30th, 2014: The Coalition for a GM-Free India today demanded that the government be decisive in stopping all approvals for field trials of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in the country. The Coalition, consisting of more than 400 … Continue reading