Coalition for a GM-Free India asks Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change to annul the hasty approvals for open-air trials of GMOs by GEAC

New Delhi, July 19, 2014: The apex biotechnology regulator, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) met and approved several applications for field trials of different genetically modified (GM) crops (rice, mustard, chickpea etc.) yesterday. So far, it is reported that … Continue reading

GM Free India Coalition urges Environmental Minister to stop approval of GM crops field trials

New Delhi, 17/07/2014. To Shri Prakash Javadekar,                                                                                                     The Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change,                                                  Govt of India. Dear Sir, Sub: Seeking your urgent intervention in stopping approval for Field trials of GM Crops Reg: We are writing this with … Continue reading

Supreme Court hearing on the PIL on GM crops now on 1st of April – Coalition for a GM Free India demands UPA government to stop misinforming the Court and not stand in the way of delivery of Justice

New Delhi, 30th March 2014: In the latest development related to the public debate and controversy around Genetically Modified (GM) crops in India, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India preponed its hearing on the PIL on GM crops from 15th … Continue reading

Eminent individuals, citizen groups ask Maharashtra’s CM to cancel clearance given for field trials of GM crops

Mumbai, March 13: Mr Shailesh Gandhi, former Central Information Commissioner released a letter to Maharashtra’s Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister written by leading organizations such as BNHS, AGNI, Council for Fair Business Practices, Avaaz and V CAN and by eminent … Continue reading

“Mr. Prime Minister – You are wrong. GM crops are dangerous, and there is sound scientific evidence”, says Coalition for GM Free India

Coalition challenges the PM to prove that concerns about Bt Crops are prejudiced. New Delhi, 4thFeb, 2014: Reacting to the promotional statement on Genetically Modified crops by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in his inaugural address at the Indian … Continue reading

Coalition urges MoEF to uphold mandate of his Ministry

                                    New Delhi,                                                                                                  01/01/2014.                    To Shri.Veerappa Moily,                                                       Union Minister for Environment and  Forests, Government of India. Dear Sir, Sub: Bringing to your attention concerns … Continue reading