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

Coalition shows how DMH-11 was made to look good and higher-yielding!

GM MUSTARD TESTING RIGGED FOR UNSCIENTIFIC DECISION-MAKING:  DMH-11 YIELDS 10.4% TO 27.5% LESS THAN OTHER EXTENSIVELY TESTED CULTIVARS! YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF THIS NOTE HERE. This note prepared by the Coalition for a GM-Free India is about the … 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

Minister meets with protestors and assures no GM mustard approval without due processes: Delegation responds by saying that important regulatory changes MUST

INDIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT IMPOSE UNNEEDED, UNWANTED & UNSAFE GMOs: SARSON SATYAGRAHA PROTESTS OUTSIDE MINISTRY New Delhi, February 4, 2016: The growing outrage across the country against the secretive manner in which the country’s GM regulator within the Environment Ministry … Continue reading

Eminent Indian scientists write to Javadekar raising concerns on ongoing process to approve commercial cultivation of GM Mustard

Following the largest farmers groups objecting to the application for release of GM Mustard, more than 100 scientists (social scientists, agriculture scientists, biotechnologists, ecologists and other related disciplines) have asked the Minister for Environment , Forests & Climate Change not … Continue reading

MAJOR FARMER UNIONS OF INDIA REJECT GM MUSTARD: ASK JAVADEKAR NOT TO ALLOW GEAC TO PROCEED WITH ITS SECRET MEETING TO PROCESS GM MUSTARD APPLICATION ON FEB.5TH

New Delhi, February 3rd, 2016: All major farmer unions of India, in a joint statement, have slammed the Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change for allowing the regulatory body for transgenics to meet on February 5th to decide on the … Continue reading

GEAC meeting should be called off, demand citizens’ groups: Nationwide outrage against Centre’s GM mustard push

New Delhi, February 3rd 2016: Widespread outrage was witnessed today from all quarters against the Centre continuing regulatory processes to commercialise GM mustard in India, even as state governments have also cautioned the Centre against proceeding further. The apex GM regulatory … Continue reading

Stop GM Mustard Application process – Give Coalition for GM-Free India a hearing

———- Forwarded message ———- From: “GM Free India” <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: 01-Feb-2016 4:42 pm Subject: Urgent – Stop GM Mustard Application process – Give Coalition for GM-Free India a hearing To: <hempande@nic.in>, <kveluthambi@rediffmail.com>, <bishwanath.sinha@nic.in>, <bnsinha@gov.in>, <crbabu26@gmail.com>, <crb26@hotmail.com>, <nppbg@pau.edu>, <kk.sinha@nic.in>, <srrao@dbt.nic.in>, <aptesk@barc.gov.in>, … Continue reading

Coalition points to why NITI Ayog’s Occasional Paper section on GM crops is pedestrian: Urges NITI Ayog to refrain from such papers if it cannot adopt rigorous facts-based analysis

———- Forwarded message ———- From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: 28 January 2016 at 12:29 Subject: Response on the matters raised on GM Crops in NITI Ayog Occasional Paper-reg To: vch-niti@gov.in Coalition for a GM-Free India (Attached – Signed pdf copy of letter) … Continue reading

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नई दिल्ली। 6 नवंबर 2015। आज कई सारे सिविल सोसाइटी संगठनों ने जीएम सरसों के व्यवसायीकरण के खिलाफ एकजुट होकर सरकार से इसे रोकने की मांग की है। सरसों सत्याग्रह के प्रतिनिधियों ने सरकार से जीएम के मामले में आगे … Continue reading