Month: March 2012

10 years of Bt Cotton – False Hype and Failed Promises Exposed

The false hype and failed promises of Bt cotton in India were exposed by the Coalition for GM-Free India with a special report released in a press conference here today. As the 10th anniversary of Bt cotton’s regulatory approval in India approaches, the Coalition, using data from government institutions, highlighted that the hype around Bt […]

(Rajasthan) Government bans GM trials, to burn standing crop

The Rajasthan government has put on hold all trials of genetically modified (GM) crops in the state. In an order dated 13 March, the Principal Secretary, Agriculture, government of Rajasthan stated “ trials of GM crops should be conducted in the State until final decision in this matter is taken.” “The issue (of permitting trials […]

New report damns India’s GM crop regulation

An explosive new report on the safety asseessment of Bt brinjal (eggplant/aubergine) by Prof. Jack Heinemann has been submitted to India’s Minister of Environment and Forests. Its findings suggest the regulation and official expertise brought to bear on GM crops are either grossly incompetent… or worse. Latha Jishnu’s article below spells out the details. Aruna […]

Mr Prime Minister, Your comments on the opposition to GM crops & Nuclear power plants

Dr Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, # 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi                                                                                                                            March 05, 2012                                                           Your Comments on the Opposition to GM Crops and Nuclear Power Plants   Dear Mr. Prime Minister There has been wide coverage of your interview with the journal ‘Science’, on February 24, 2012 concerning the […]

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