Author: Rajesh Krishnan

Farmer Unions, Scientists, and Consumers write to Modi urging him to Stop GM Mustard as GM regulators close public feedback time, without putting out data in public domain

                                Coalition For A GM Free India                                    Press Release Farmer Unions, Scientists, and Consumers write to Modi urging him to Stop GM Mustard as GM regulators close public feedback time, without putting out data in public domain New Delhi, October 5, 2016: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was today inundated with […]

Coalition writes to Prime Minister to Step in and Stop GM Mustard

Coalition for a GM-Free India October 5, 2016 To Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, New Delhi. cc: GEAC, Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change Dear Sir, Greetings! This is with regard to GM HT (Genetically Modified Herbicide Tolerant) Mustard that the Government of India seems keen to approve for commercial cultivation. If approved […]

Eminent Indian scientists write to Javadekar raising concerns on ongoing process to approve commercial cultivation of GM Mustard

Following the largest farmers groups objecting to the application for release of GM Mustard, more than 100 scientists (social scientists, agriculture scientists, biotechnologists, ecologists and other related disciplines) have asked the Minister for Environment , Forests & Climate Change not to proceed with the application for commercialisation of GM mustard. They have written to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Citizens’ groups force authorities to initiate a dialogue on GM field trials – People’s Movements in Maharashtra declare a Jan Andolan against GM field trials; Demand that the trials be halted immediately

October 29, 2014, Rahuri/Ahmednagar/New Delhi: The opposition to open air field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in Maharashtra, the only state in the country where such controversial experiments are being undertaken, reached a new height with representatives of numerous people’s movements from across Maharashtra assembling at the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri, demanding […]

Maharashtra jeopardises India’s biodiversity & food sovereignty: Only state to permit GM Field trials in the country

Farmers, Scientists, Activists demand an immediate halt of open GM trials that pose a threat to food safety and environment of the entire nation Pune,16th October, 2014: On World Food Day today, farmers, scientists, consumer activists, environmentalists, celebrities and citizens from all walks of life joined hands to demand that open trials of controversial Genetically […]

GM Field trials in Maharashtra need to be stopped immediately: Open Statement

GM crops are one of the most controversial technologies in agriculture – there is growing scientific evidence on its adverse impacts on health, biodiversity, farm livelihoods etc. A glimpse of the early warnings from scientific studies related to adverse impacts of GMOs which require a precautionary principle to be adopted with this technology is available […]

Letter to the District Collector, Ahmednagar demanding stopping of the GM Maize field trials in the district

Ahmednagar, 10/10/2014. To The District Magistrate, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra. Dear Sir, Sub: Seeking your urgent action to stop the open air field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in Rahuri Namaste! This is to seek you attention and urgent action on open field trial of Genetically Modified (GM) crops, in particular, the GM maize of […]

Gujarat Govt joins other states, says will not permit Field trials of GM food crops in the state. Coalition for a GM Free India urges Mr. Prakash Javadekar, the Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change to stop open air GM trials in the country.

New Delhi: October 9, 2014: In the latest development on the raging debate around open trials of the controversial Genetically Modified (GM) crops in India, the Gujarat state govt communicated formally that No Objection Certificate (NOC), will not be given for any GM food crops in the state. The NOC is a statutory requirement from […]

Coalition for a GM Free India writes to Prakash Javadekar, Urges him to stop field trials after media expose shows rampant irregularities

New Delhi, 10/09/14. To, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India. Dear Sir, Sub: Evidence of regulatory apparatus in shambles emerges once again – Seeking immediate intervention to stop field trials of GM crops happening in the country – Reg. Namaste! Just as a crucial Supreme Court hearing […]

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