Joint Statement against GM Mustard in Chennai

விவசாயதலைவர்கள்மற்றும்சமூகஆர்வலர்கள்தமிழகஅரசைமரபணுகடுகுக்குஎதிராகமத்தியஅரசுக்குகடிதம்எழுதும்படிவற்புறுத்தல்.  தமிழகத்தின் பல்வேறு மாவட்டங்களிலிருந்தும் விவசாய தலைவர்கள், தமிழக வணிகர் சங்கம், பாதுகாப்பான உணவு மற்றும் சமூக ஆர்வரலர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டு மரபணு பயிர்கள் பற்றியும், குறிப்பாக மரபணு கடுகு பற்றியும் விரிவாக ஆலோசனை நடத்தினர்.  மரபணு பயிர்களின் கேடுகள் தெரிந்தும் இப்பொழுது மரபணு கடுகினை கொண்டுவர தயாராகும் மத்திய அரசுக்கு மரபணு பயிர்களை அனுமதிக்க … Continue reading

GM MUSTARD FRAUD AND HAZARDS EXPOSED IN SPECIAL GEAC MEETING: “We will not allow Indians to be made lab rats in an irreversible and irresponsible experiment” avow farm activists, scientists and others

New Delhi, July 18, 2016: Avowing to step up their resistance against any possible approval of GM mustard in India, farm activists, scientists and others who made detailed presentations to GEAC today in a specially convened meeting of the regulatory … Continue reading

Coalition writes to Minister Javadekar condemning GEAC’s behaviour and requesting him for time to listen to arguments and evidence about transgenic mustard hybrid DMH-11

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitha_kuruganti@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 12:38 PM Subject: After inviting a “team” for a “discussion”, GEAC chooses not to listen to independent scientists, farmer leaders and consumer activists To: PRAKASH JAVADEKAR <pjavadekar@gmail.com> Cc: … Continue reading

Central Information Commission orders MoEFCC to provide biosafety dossier of GM mustard as well as data pertaining to all other GMOs in the pipeline

New Delhi, April 6th 2016: In Orders with far-reaching implications, the Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the apex regulatory body for GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in India under the Ministry of Environment, Forests & … Continue reading

GM Mustard Testing Rigged For Unscientific Decision-Making: DMH-11 YIELDS 10.4% TO 27.5% LESS THAN OTHER EXTENSIVELY TESTED CULTIVARS! Enormous Risks Being Pushed by Crop Developers & Regulators On The Basis Of Unfounded and Exaggerated Claims Of Benefits

New Delhi, March 10th 2016: Releasing data from rapeseed-mustard seed testing evaluations from the country, and comparing it with the results being presented and claimed with regard to the controversial transgenic mustard hybrid DMH-11, the Coalition for a GM-Free India … Continue reading

Response to Indian Express’s misleading biased piece on GM mustard

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitakuruganti@gmail.com> Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 6:57 AM Subject: Harish Damodaran & Amitabh Sinha piece on GM mustard To: harish damodaran IE <harishdamodaran@hotmail.com>, amitabh.sinha@expressindia.com Cc: viveck.goenka@expressindia.com, prabhas.jha@expressindia.com, The Indian Express <editor@expressindia.com>, feedback@indianexpress.com Dear Harish … Continue reading