Year: 2015

Stop the Invasion of GM Mustard on Our Farms & Food Plates: Letter to Javadekar

To:   Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India. Email: Fax: +91-11-24695329   Dear Shri Javadekar,   Sub: Stop the invasion of GM mustard on our farms and food plates   This is to express our serious opposition to the possible approval of Genetically Modified (GM) Mustard into India, given that […]

जीएम सरसों के व्यवसायीकरण के प्रस्ताव के खिलाफ प्रतिरोध, सैकड़ों संगठनों और सिविल सोसाइटी सदस्यों ने विरोध में सरकार को दी चेतावनी

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 नहीं बढ़ने को कहा है। संगठनों ने कहा कि वे किसी भी परिस्थिति में एक […]


HUNDREDS OF ORGANISATIONS AND CITIZENS START EXPRESSING THEIR OPPOSITION & WARN GOVERNMENT AGAINST MOVES TO COMMERCIALISE GM MUSTARD Nov 6th 2015, New Delhi: Scores of civil society organizations and networks from across the country today jointly demanded the government to stop any approval processes related to GM Mustard commercialisation. Representatives of Sarson Satyagaraha, a broad […]


Following a news report confirming that an application for approval for commercialization of GM mustard has been moved with the apex regulatory body GEAC (Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee in the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change), the Coalition for a GM Free India reminded the government about the serious consequences of this GMO’s release, […]

Sarson Satyagraha against GM mustard launched from Rajghat with a prayer meeting

In a prayer meeting followed by pledge-taking at Rajghat, many organisations and individuals joined hands to launch Sarson Satyagraha against the entry of GM mustard in India, on July 31st 2015. The following is their letter to Prakash Javadekar, MoEFCC. July 31, 2015 To: Mr. Prakash Javadekar Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government […]

Delhi University’s GM Mustard: Learn More Here

BRIEFING PAPERS The Coalition for a GM-Free India, after putting out a Briefing Paper on Delhi University’s GM Mustard in June 2015 has now revised it based on RTI information received. You can download a Revised Briefing Paper (July 2015) in english here. A hindi version of the briefing paper is available here: दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय का जीन […]

GM Free Coalition warns the GEAC against Genetically Modified (GM) MUSTARD commercialization

New Delhi, June 17, 2015: “Bt Brinjal then, GM Mustard now – will GEAC repeat the mistake of thrusting Genetically Modified food onto our plates? We will strongly oppose any attempt to approve commercialization of GM mustard,” warned the Coalition for GM Free India. The Coalition while releasing a Briefing Paper on Delhi University’s GM […]

Coalition letter urging GEAC to take action on serious biosafety violations

To Shri Hem Pande, Chairperson, GEAC. Dear Shri Hem Pande, Sub: Biosafety violations which require immediate action for fixing liability, by GEAC – Reg. Greetings! This is to bring to your notice two apparent violations of biosafety norms, guidelines and EPA Rules and demand that you take immediate action to investigate and fix liability for […]

Maharashtra suspends GM crop field trials

We understand from media reports today that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra has  forwarded citizens’  concerns and objections to the State Level Committee looking into the matter of NOCs for GM (Genetically Modified) crop field trials, and had ordered for suspension of trials till the objections are addressed. As signatories, along with a cross section […]

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi slams Bt cotton and pesticides at the Chandigarh Organic Convention

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Smt Maneka Gandhi addressed the gathering at the 5th National organic farming Convention being held in Chandigarh, the common capital city of Punjab & Haryana. She pointed to the increased use of systemic pesticides because of Bt cotton, the only GM crop commercially cultivated in India and the […]

Coalition for GM Free India Urges the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to halt the permissions for open field trials of GM crops in the state

In the wake of media reports about the Maharashtra Govt granting No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for the open air field trials of GM crops in the state, the Coalition for a GM Free India along with the Coalition for a GM Free Maharashtra has sent a letter ( Fwded below) to the Chief Minister of […]

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