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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 […]

BRAI Bill

Please send your objections/suggestions on BRAI Bill to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Rajya Sabha before August 25th, 2013. Their advertisement on June 10th said: “Those desirous of submitting Memoranda to the Committee may send their written Memoranda either in English or Hindi to Shri Alok Chatterjee, Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 005, […]

Seeking extension of timeline for BRAI Bill feedback (Coalition’s letter to the S&T Standing Committee)

June 13, 2013 To Dr. T Subbarami Reddy, MP Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Science & Technology, Environment & Forests. Re: To seek extension of time to 90 days for public feedback on the BRAI Bill Respected Sir, Please accept our warm greetings ! We have seen the notification issued on June 11, 2013 by […]

What’s wrong with the BRAI Bill 2013? Read on, to find out….

(Bill copy at: http://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/the-biotechnology-regulatory-authority-of-india-bill-2013-2709/; Detailed critique at: http://indiagminfo.org/?page_id=82 and Legal assessment available at: http://www.greenpeace.org/india/Global/india/report/BRAI-Critique-Report.pdf) The following post’s hindi version is downloadable here. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE BRAI BILL 2013 AND WHAT DO WE NEED? 1.     PROMOTION CANNOT BE REGULATION: BRAI Bill makes promotion of modern biotechnology as its objective (“A bill to promote the safe […]

Coalition’s feedback on the 15 April 2013 Report of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Western Ghats

Subject : Comment on the 15 April 2013, Report of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Western Ghats ( Part 1 & 2 ) We have perused the Report of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Western Ghats and would like to provide specific feedback on the issues of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). […]

Bt Brinjal – the war goes on

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/bt-brinjal-war-goes 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 http://www.enveurope.com/content/pdf/2190-4715-23-10.pdf Read online: http://www.enveurope.com/content/23/1/10) 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 […]

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