Month: July 2014

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 groups across 22 states also reminded the Bharatiya Janata Party government of its promise in […]

BKU to MoEFCC: GMOs are unneeded and unsafe – urge you to cancel field trial approvals given by regulators

To: Shri Prakash Javadekar, Central Minister for Environment,  Forests and Climate Change (I/C), Government of India, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, New Delhi. Respected Shri Javadekar, Sub: GMOs are unneeded and unsafe – urge you to cancel field trial approvals given by regulators. Respected Sir, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) is the largest farmers’ union in the […]

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 60 of the pending 70 applications have been cleared. This spate of approvals is happening […]

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 utmost concern as numerous media reports in the last two days have indicated that the […]

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