Eminent individuals, citizen groups ask Maharashtra’s CM to cancel clearance given for field trials of GM crops

Mumbai, March 13: Mr Shailesh Gandhi, former Central Information Commissioner released a letter to Maharashtra’s Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister written by leading organizations such as BNHS, AGNI, Council for Fair Business Practices, Avaaz and V CAN and by eminent … Continue reading

“Accept majority TEC final report”: More than 250 scientists write to PM

To: November 8th 2013 The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of India. Respected Sir, Sub: Request to accept the Final Report submitted by the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Expert Committee (TEC) on modern-biotechnology regulation Greetings. Never in the history of agriculture has … Continue reading

Govt betrays the nation on Earth Day! Tables deeply flawed (Biotech Regulatory Authority of India) BRAI Bill

Bill introduced despite trenchant opposition within and outside the Parliament New Delhi, 23rd April 2013: The Coalition for a GM-Free India expressed deep disappointment at the Government’s action of sneaking in the controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill … Continue reading

Letter from Civil Society Organisations on Improving current regulation and implementing a robust regulatory mechanism for GM crops to ensure biosafety

New Delhi 2nd January 2013 To: Ms. Jayanti Natarajan Minister for State for Environment & Forests (Independent Charge) Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodi Estate, New Delhi. Dear Madam, Re: Improving current regulation and implementing a robust regulatory mechanism for GM … Continue reading

COALITION FOR A GM-FREE INDIA WELCOMES THE PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE’S REPORT ON GM CROPS

ASKS GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY STOP ALL FIELD TRIALS. ALSO DEMANDS GOVT THROW OUT THE BRAI BILL AND BRING IN A BIOSAFETY STATUTE, AND STOP CALLING BT COTTON IN INDIA A SUCCESS New Delhi, August 9, 2012: Calling the Parliamentary Standing … Continue reading

(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 “..no trials of GM crops should be conducted in … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading