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 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, […]

Coalition’s New Report: GM HT MUSTARD APPROVAL IS A STORY OF A HIGHLY COMPROMISED REGULATORY REGIME

Brief Report released on 6th January 2023 can be accessed here: Regulatory-Violations-GM-mustard-Final-Report-January-2023.pdf (indiagminfo.org) (available only in English) Hindi Summary as a Powerpoint Presentation is available here: Serious & Objectionable Regulatory Lapses with regard to GM HT Mustard of DU (indiagminfo.org) English Summary as a Powerpoint Presentation is available here: Serious & Objectionable Regulatory Lapses with regard to GM HT […]

URGENT LETTER FROM MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ON GM MUSTARD

URGENT LETTER FROM MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ON GM MUSTARD                                                                              To:                                                                                               05/12/2022 The Honorable Prime Minister of India Government of India. Subject: Request for Immediately Nullifying Environmental Release of GM Mustard and Destruction of the fields planted to GM mustard Dear Honourable Prime Minister, As medical professionals and nutritionists, we welcome your initiatives to encourage […]

किसान नेताओं ने पीएम मोदी को लिखा पत्र, जीएम सरसों की पर्यावरणीय रिलीज पर तत्काल रोक लगाने का आग्रह किया

दिनांक : 27 November 2022   श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी माननीय प्रधान मंत्री भारत सरकार नई दिल्ली को कॉपी: श्री भूपेंद्र यादव, माननीय पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्री, भारत सरकार नई दिल्ली श्री नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्री भारत सरकार नई दिल्ली विषय :  जी. एम. /एच.टी. सरसों, डी.एच.एम-11 के “पर्यावरण रिलीज” […]

माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय से आग्रह: जहां भी जीएम सरसों की रोपाई की गई है, उसे उखाड़ने का आदेश जारी करे

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति भारत सरकार को जीएम सरसों पर असत्य और गलत बयानों के साथ भारत के सर्वोच्च न्यायालय को गुमराह करना बंद करना चाहिए: भारत को असुरक्षित जीएम सरसों की आवश्यकता नहीं माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय से आग्रह: जहां भी जीएम सरसों की रोपाई की गई है, उसे उखाड़ने का आदेश जारी करे नई दिल्ली, 28 […]

GOVT OF INDIA SHOULD STOP MISLEADING THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA WITH UNTRUE AND INCORRECT STATEMENTS ON GM MUSTARD: INDIA DOES NOT NEED UNSAFE GM MUSTARD – HON’BLE SUPREME COURT URGED TO ORDER IMMEDIATE UPROOTING OF GM MUSTARD CROP IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Press Release GOVT OF INDIA SHOULD STOP MISLEADING THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA WITH UNTRUE AND INCORRECT STATEMENTS ON GM MUSTARD: INDIA DOES NOT NEED UNSAFE GM MUSTARD HON’BLE SUPREME COURT URGED TO ORDER IMMEDIATE UPROOTING OF GM MUSTARD CROP IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS New Delhi, November 28th 2022: Coming down heavily on the Government of […]

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 […]

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