Month: October 2011

“Reject BRAI Bill in NDC Meet”: Coalition for a GM-Free India to all CMs

Press Release Coalition for a GM-Free India asks Chief Ministers to demand rejection of BRAI Bill at the NDC meeting. Sends out Faxes to all CMs pointing out that the BRAI Bill is anti-constitutional and negates State Governments’ rights over Agriculture and Health sectors, even while it promotes dangerous GM crops. New Delhi, 21st October […]

Chattisgarh will not allow GM crops

Chhattisgarh will not allow GM crops Author(s): Jyotika Sood Issue: Oct 31, 2011 Chandrasekhar Sahu, agriculture minister of Chhattisgarh, is passionate about making farming a viable proposition for farmers. He has written several books on the subject and is a frequent contributor to environmental journals. Talking to Jyotika Sood, he says the challenges in a […]

Biotech Bill against the spirit of Gandhi: Swaminathan

Biotech bill against the spirit of Gandhi: M S Swaminathan CHENNAI: On the 142nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, noted agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan told The Times of India that the proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (Brai) bill is against the spirit of Gandhi and decentralised governance. “The bill has a single-window clearance […]

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