Category: Field Trials

(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 “ trials of GM crops should be conducted in the State until final decision in this matter is taken.” “The issue (of permitting trials […]


Sharing with media copies of information obtained through Right To Information Act, activists of Coalition for a GM-Free India pointed out that the open-air field trials of GM maize permitted in Gujarat are violative of EPA norms and demanded their immediate destruction. Apart from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat is the only state to have allowed any […]

Monsanto OFFICIALLY caught in illegal planting of GM maize in UAS Dharwad

“BLACKLIST MONSANTO IMMEDIATELY : MNC CAUGHT VIOLATING BIOSAFETY NORMS YET AGAIN IN GM MAIZE TRIAL, THIS TIME OFFICIALLY” New Delhi/Bengaluru, February 6th 2012: Ahead of a regulators’ meeting on February 8th 2012, and reacting to the confirmed reports of Monsanto’s illegal planting of Herbicide Tolerant (HT) maize in its GM maize trial, the Coalition for […]

Kerala Govt reiterates its stand against GM crops

In a letter to activists, the Kerala Government’s Secretary, Agriculture, reiterates the government’s stand against GM crops and informs that the state government has already conveyed its stand of not permitting any GM research or even trial, within the boundaries of Kerala to Government of India. Letter of Secretary-Agriculture-kerala can be downloaded here.  

Madhya Pradesh opposes Biotech Regulatory Bill

You can download Dr Ramakrishna Kusmariya’s letter to Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh here. Madhya Pradesh opposes Biotech Regulatory Bill Madhya Pradesh has decided to officially oppose the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, to be tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday. State Agriculture Minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria has written to Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao […]

“Reject BRAI Bill in NDC Meet”: Coalition for a GM-Free India to all CMs

Press Release Coalition for a GM-Free India asks Chief Ministers to demand rejection of BRAI Bill at the NDC meeting. Sends out Faxes to all CMs pointing out that the BRAI Bill is anti-constitutional and negates State Governments’ rights over Agriculture and Health sectors, even while it promotes dangerous GM crops. New Delhi, 21st October […]

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