Author: kavitha

Complaint regarding coercion of state govts for No Objection Certificates for field Trials ; HTBt cotton environmental release and notified field trial sites (Decisions taken in GEAC’s 149th meeting)

from: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> to: office@bhupenderyadav.in, bhupender.yadav@sansad.nic.in, mefcc@gov.in cc: asnpg.mefcc@gov.in, geac.secretariat@gov.in, satyendra.kumar07@nic.in, Abhilasha Singh Mathuriya <abhilasha.mathuriya@gov.in>, cm@maharashtra.gov.in, cmo@telangana.gov.in, cm@ap.gov.in, cm-hp@nic.in, cm-ua@nic.in, cmup@nic.in, cm@mp.nic.in, cmoffice-arn@gov.in, cm@assam.gov.in, cm-secretariat-bih@gov.in, cmcg@nic.in, cmdelhi@nic.in, cm.goa@nic.in, cmguj@gujarat.gov.in, cmharyana@nic.in, secretarytocmjharkhand@gmail.com, cm.kar@nic.in, cm@karnataka.gov.in, chiefminister@kerala.gov.in, dit-mn@nic.in, tjr.sangma@nic.in, cm@mizoram.gov.in, cm_nagaland@yahoo.com, cmo@nic.in, cm.ipon@nic.in, cmo@punjab.gov.in, cmrajasthan@nic.in, cm-skm@hub.nic.in, cmcell@tn.gov.in, dr.maniksaha@sansad.nic.in, cm-wb@nic.in date: 6 Jun 2023, 10:00 subject: Complaint regarding […]

Response from Coalition for GM-Free India on FSSAI’s Draft GM Food Regulation

From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 at 08:07 Subject: Response on Food Safety & Standards (Genetically Modified Foods) Draft Regulations, 2022 To: <regulation@fssai.gov.in> Cc: <ceo@fssai.gov.in>, <india-hfm@gov.in>, Preeti Sudan <secyhfw@nic.in>, <mansukh.mandaviya@sansad.nic.in>   To:                                                                                        The Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi – 110 002 […]

Response 1 to FSSAI GM Regulation Draft

COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS ON FSSAI’S DRAFT NOTIFICATION ON FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS) REGULATIONS 2022 AS PER FORMAT SUGGESTED BY FSSAI, FROM COALITION FOR A GM-FREE INDIA (http://indiagminfo.org) Subject: Draft Notification on Food Safety & Standards (Genetically Modified Foods) Regulations, 2022 Sr No Name and Address of the organisation/person, contact number and E-mail […]

Coalition’s letter to MoEFCC on GM mustard

  ———- Forwarded message ——— From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 at 12:30 Subject: Serious objections to appraisal processes for GM mustard by GEAC – Your intervention requested To: <mefcc@gov.in> Cc: <bhupender.yadav@sansad.nic.in>, <asnpg.mefcc@gov.in>   To: Shri Bhupender Yadav, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.   Dear Sir,   […]

Coalition writes to MoEFCC on risky unscientific and illegal exemption to certain categories of gene edited plants

To:                                                                                     19th May, 2022 Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Email: mefcc@gov.in   Dear Shri Bhupender Yadav, Sub: Guidelines notified for Genome Edited Organisms with exemptions provided from regulation to certain categories of Genome Edited Organisms/Plants and products thereof – reg. Ref: Office Memorandum, dated 17th May 2022 of […]

Coalition’s response to FSSAI on its draft GM foods regulations (Jan.14th 2022)

You can download the detailed response sent to FSSAI by the Coalition, including the endorsements of organisations and professionals till 5.30pm of January 14th 2022 here (this was done in case there was no extension of deadline for feedback – later on, this was extended till Feb.5th 2022):  http://indiagminfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Detailed-Feedback-on-FSSAIs-Draft-GM-Foods-Regulations-2021-1.pdf The response in the narrow format that […]

Urg request for extension of public feedback deadline for FSSAI draft regulations on GM foods

———- Forwarded message ——— From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2022 at 11:31 Subject: Urg request for extension of public feedback deadline for FSSAI draft regulations on GM foods To: <ceo@fssai.gov.in> Cc: <chairperson@fssai.gov.in>, <hfm@gov.in>, <vaibhav.bajaj@gov.in>, Preeti Sudan <secyhfw@nic.in> To: The Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), FDA Bhawan, Kotla […]

नागरिकों द्वारा संशोधित जीन युक्त (जीएम) खाद्य पदार्थों पर एफएसएसएआई के प्रस्तावित अपर्याप्त विनियमों को अस्वीकार करने की प्रक्रिया शुरू – सार्वजनिक प्रतिक्रिया के लिए समय सीमा को 15 जनवरी 2022 से आगे बढ़ाने की मांग फ़ैली

नई दिल्ली, 6 जनवरी 2022:जीएम खाद्य पदार्थों पर एफएसएसएआई के प्रस्तावित नियमों के खिलाफ नागरिकों की आवाज़ तेज़ी से उठ रही है। नागरिक प्रस्तावित विनियमों पर सार्वजनिक प्रतिक्रिया देने के लिए एफएसएसएआई द्वारा दी गई समय सीमा के विस्तार के साथ-साथ स्थानीय भाषाओं में इन को उपलब्ध कराने मांग कर रहे हैं। कई सालों की […]

Citizens begin rejecting FSSAI’s draft regulations on GM foods which they find woefully inadequate – Growing demand for extension of deadline for public feedback beyond January 15th 2022

New Delhi, January 6th 2022: Citizen voices are getting stronger and louder against FSSAI’s draft regulations on GM foods. Citizens are also increasingly demanding for an extension of the deadline given for public feedback by FSSAI on its draft regulations as well as making the draft available in vernacular languages. FSSAI has notified draft regulations […]

Letter to GEAC to investigate reported GM rice from India

from: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> to: asaj.moefcc@gov.in, asud.moefcc@gov.in, kveluthambi@rediffmail.com, sricha@ias.nic.in, geac.secretariat@gov.in, tk.kathula@nic.in, drmadhudikshit@gmail.com, nitink.jain@nic.in, director.seed@icar.gov.in, sbakshi@fssai.gov.in, sbakshi.fssai@gmail.com, vbandi_1953@yahoo.com, sachinandan@ndri.res.in, Sachinandan De <sachinandan@gmail.com>, aksingh@iari.res.in, prasanna@barc.gov.in, aks_gene@yahoo.com, penna888@yahoo.com, Lalitha Gowda <lrgowda2k11@gmail.com>, sushilgupta-cgwb@nic.in, Geeta Jotwani <drjgeeta@gmail.com>, jotwanig@icmr.org.in, n.sathyanarayana@nic.in, drusharao.ipo@nic.in, psbiocontrol@rediffmail.com, khurana183@gmail.com, dci@nic.in, dilipkrmark@yahoo.com, Ashok Kumar Bhatnagar <akbhatnagar49@gmail.com>, balu_tnau@yahoo.co.in, anilk.jain@gov.in cc: mefcc@gov.in, bhupender.yadav@sansad.nic.in, secy-moef@nic.in, chairman@apeda.gov.in, ssnayyar@apeda.gov.in, piyush.goyal@gov.in, diwakar.misra@nic.in   To: […]

Action demanded on companies found to be selling illegal HT cotton seeds

———- Forwarded message ——— From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 at 09:30 Subject: Urgent Action on authorised seed companies selling illegal HT cotton seed To: <asud.moefcc@gov.in>, <tk.kathula@nic.in> Cc: <mefcc@gov.in>, <kushal.vashist@gov.in>   To: 2nd November 2021 Ms Uma Devi, Chairperson, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. […]

Govt of India’s decision to import GM soymeal into India patently illegal: Coalition for a GM-Free India

New Delhi, August 27th 2021: The Coalition for a GM-Free India, a civil society platform that had been in the forefront of struggles against hazardous gene technologies being deployed in India, has termed the decision of Government of India to import GM soymeal as patently illegal. “It is a case of regulators abdicating their legally […]

Strong objection to MoEFCC allowing GM soy meal for livestock feed and GEAC abdicating its regulatory responsibility

Regulators in India are abdicating their responsibility yet again, and are leaving citizens to fend themselves from the threat of GM technology. Our readers would recall that we had put out a statement in July 2018: http://indiagminfo.org/illegal-gm-foods-flooding-india-it-is-no-longer-a-case-of-simple-negligence-or-apathy-but-adoption-of-an-anti-citizen-policy-on-gm-foods/ ———- Forwarded message ——— From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 at 14:48 Subject: Sub: Strong objection […]

Complaint with regard to illegal planting of GM crops in Maharashtra – immediate action required from regulators

from: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> to: asaj.moefcc@gov.in, asud.moefcc@gov.in, kveluthambi@rediffmail.com, sricha@ias.nic.in, geac.secretariat@gov.in, tk.kathula@nic.in, drmadhudikshit@gmail.com, nitink.jain@nic.in, director.seed@icar.gov.in, sbakshi@fssai.gov.in, sbakshi.fssai@gmail.com, vbandi_1953@yahoo.com, sachinandan@ndri.res.in, Sachinandan De <sachinandan@gmail.com>, aksingh@iari.res.in, prasanna@barc.gov.in, aks_gene@yahoo.com, penna888@yahoo.com, Lalitha Gowda <lrgowda2k11@gmail.com>, sushilgupta-cgwb@nic.in, Geeta Jotwani <drjgeeta@gmail.com>, jotwanig@icmr.org.in, n.sathyanarayana@nic.in, drusharao.ipo@nic.in, psbiocontrol@rediffmail.com, khurana183@gmail.com, dci@nic.in, dilipkrmark@yahoo.com, Ashok Kumar Bhatnagar <akbhatnagar49@gmail.com>, balu_tnau@yahoo.co.in cc: mefcc@gov.in, secy-moef@nic.in, acs.agri@maharashtra.gov.in, prakash.j@sansad.nic.in, PRAKASH JAVADEKAR <pjavadekar@gmail.com>, sec_agri@maharashtra.gov.in, agripa.mah@nic.in To: […]

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