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

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