Month: September 2011

VJAS complains to ToI against ‘paid news’ on Bt cotton & Vidarbha

To The Editor The Times of India Nagpur & Mumbai Dear Sir, Sub: False advertising campaign by Mahyco Monsanto Biotech in Times of India starting August 28, 2011. A serious instance of ‘paid news?’ More than once in the past some reporters of the Times of India (certainly in Nagpur) have shown much sensitivity and […]

“Got a Plant, will republish for a fee”: on Paid News….

It is unclear whether ToI had actually published a retraction or rejoinder or explanation about this. “Got a plant, will republish for a fee” The Times of India reruns a three-year-old story on Bt Cotton without any updates as paid news. It is described as a consumer connect initiative. Why did Mahyco Monsanto Biotech get […]

Bt Brinjal – the war goes on Author(s): Jyotika Sood Issue: Sep 8, 2011 Pro Bt Brinjal group releases a report challenging contention that the vegetable is used in medicine With the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill (BRAI) expected to be tabled in Lok Sabha during the monsoon session, there are hectic parleys going outside the Parliament. On one hand the biotech […]

Genetically modified crops safety assessments: present limits and possible improvements

Gilles-Eric Séralini, Robin Mesnage, Emilie Clair, Steeve Gress, Joël Spiroux de Vendômois, Dominique Cellier Download full article PDF Read online: Abstract Purpose: We reviewed 19 studies of mammals fed with commercialized genetically modified soybean and maize which represent, per trait and plant, more than 80% of all environmental genetically modified organisms (GMOs) cultivated […]

GM Feed Toxic, New Meta-Analysis Confirms

A Meta-Analysis on 19 studies confirms kidney and liver toxicity in rats and mice fed on GM soybean and maize, representing more than 80 percent of all commercially available GM food; it also exposes gross in adequecies of current risk assessment Courtesy: Institute for Science in Society A team of independent scientists led by […]

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