Tag: GM Mustard

Coalition’s Response to a Statement reportedly issued by MoEFCC, in response to our report

PRESS RELEASE OF THE COALITION FOR A GM-FREE INDIA “Union Environment Ministry’s response vindicates our evidence and pointers on serious regulatory compromises in India’s appraisal and approval of GM mustard”: Coalition “Govt. should respond to each point with evidence, if regulatory processes were indeed correct and robust – we challenge the Ministry to do so” […]

Scientists respond to ICAR/DARE’s gag order on public sector scientists with regard to GM mustard

OPEN STATEMENT BY SCIENTISTS OF INDIA AGAINST THE GAG ORDER ISSUED ON PUBLIC SECTOR SCIENTISTS We, the undersigned scientists, urge the Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India to immediately withdraw an instruction put out on 23rd December 2022, which is tantamount to a gag order, […]

Thanks to GEAC, for running the Great Indian Circus in the name of GMO regulation

———- Forwarded message ———- From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: 26 October 2017 at 13:49 Subject: Our thanks to GEAC, for running the Great Indian Circus in the name of GMO regulation To: geac.secretariat@gov.in, asap.moefcc@gov.in, gyanesh.bharti@ias.nic.in, Madhumita Biswas <mbiswas2012in@gmail.com>, membersecretarygeac@gmail.com Cc: kveluthambi@rediffmail.com, crb26@hotmail.com, sesikeran B <sesikeran@gmail.com>, nppbg@pau.edu, kk.sinha@nic.in, srrao@dbt.nic.in, aptesk@barc.gov.in, ddgcs.icar@nic.in, js_sandhuin@yahoo.com, kumarv@icmr.org.in, sonti@ccmb.res.in, Swati_sri_2002@yahoo.com, […]

Coalition responds to NAAS’s “report” in defence of GM mustard

———- Forwarded message ———- From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: 11 September 2017 at 14:17 Subject: Response to NAAS’s report “Falsehoods perpetrated by GM technology bashers on GM mustard” To: naas@vsnl.com Cc: panjabsingh03@yahoo.com, drhrshvardhan@gmail.com, ps2mefcc@gov.in Dear NAAS scientists, Please find pasted below, and attached a response from the Coalition for a GM-Free India, to your […]

IMPROVING INDIA’S RAPESEED – MUSTARD YIELDS SUBSTANTIALLY, SUSTAINABLY & SAFELY

  New Delhi, August 31st 2017: At a time when the highly-controversial and hazardous transgenic technology is sought to be applied to Mustard, citing India’s edible oil import crisis[i], farmers from a few states came to the national capital to present from first-hand experience how rapeseed-mustard yields can be boosted substantially, deploying safe, sustainable and […]

“Not a coincidence that several credible committees are asking for stopping of introduction of GM crops into India” – Coalition for a GM-Free India

New Delhi, August 26th 2017: Reacting to the 301st report of the Parliamentary Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests headed by Ms Renuka Chowdhury on GM crops in India, the Coalition for a GM-free India pointed out that it is no coincidence that credible committees are asking for stopping of introduction of GM […]

Prominent Economists Write to PM on Environmental Release of GM Mustard

From: Sudarshan Iyengar <sudarshan54@gmail.com> Date: 30 July 2017 at 06:54 Subject: Environmental Release of GM Mustard To: narendramodi1234@gmail.com, connect@mygov.nic.in, indiaportal@gov.in Cc: info@drharshvardhan.com, drhrshvardhan@gmail.com, ps2mefcc@gov.in, rsc-st@sansad.nic.in, am.krishi@nic.in, radhamohansingh@radhamohansingh.com July 29th 2017 To, Hon. Prime Minister, Government of India, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110 011.   Sub: Environmental Release of GM Mustard Dear Prime Minister, […]

Coalition writes to PM on how “conditional” approval to GM mustard is unfeasible

———- Forwarded message ———- From: GM Free India <indiagmfree@gmail.com> Date: 28 July 2017 at 16:58 Subject: “Conditional Approval” for environmental release of GM mustard To: narendramodi1234@gmail.com, connect@mygov.nic.in, indiaportal@gov.in Cc: info@drharshvardhan.com, drhrshvardhan@gmail.com, ps2mefcc@gov.in, rsc-st@sansad.nic.in,am.krishi@nic.in To: Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.   Dear Sir, Sub: Recommendation of a regulatory body for ‘environmental release’ or commercial […]

28 national organisations & more than 120 organisations from 20 states to assemble in Delhi to demand an immediate ban on GM mustard

SARSON SATYAGRAHA:  CITIZENS STEP UP THEIR DEMAND TO BAN GM MUSTARD –  MAJOR ASSEMBLY PLANNED IN DELHI ON OCTOBER 25TH 2016 New Delhi, October 22nd 2016: While the regulatory body for gene technology in India called Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) moves ahead with the approval processes related to GM mustard in India without publishing the […]

GEAC SUB-COMMITTEE’S BIOSAFETY CLEARANCE OF GM MUSTARD: HOW RELIABLE IS IT?

GEAC SUB-COMMITTEE’S BIOSAFETY CLEARANCE OF GM MUSTARD: HOW RELIABLE[1]? India’s apex regulatory body called Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee or GEAC has recently (on September 5th 2016) put out an announcement inviting public feedback till October 5th, on its assessment of GM mustard. The following pages are the analysis of the Coalition for a GM-Free India […]

Bt brinjal Vs. HT mustard: It only gets worse!!

You can download a pdf version of this note here. GEAC IS GETTING WORSE IN ITS REGULATORY FUNCTIONING OVER THE YEARS: GM MUSTARD’S FARCICAL PUBLIC FEEDBACK PROCESSES, CONTRASTED WITH THE REGULATOR-ADOPTED PROCESSES FOR BT BRINJAL (This is a quick note prepared by Kavitha Kuruganti to show the contrast between Brinjal & Mustard, tests on the […]

Coalition shows how DMH-11 was made to look good and higher-yielding!

GM MUSTARD TESTING RIGGED FOR UNSCIENTIFIC DECISION-MAKING:  DMH-11 YIELDS 10.4% TO 27.5% LESS THAN OTHER EXTENSIVELY TESTED CULTIVARS! YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF THIS NOTE HERE. This note prepared by the Coalition for a GM-Free India is about the R&D and testing of University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC)’s transgenic mustard hybrid DMH-11, funded […]

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 […]

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

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