Author: kavitha

केंद्र सरकार को चेतावनी: यदि जीएम सरसों को मंजूरी दी, तो होगा राष्ट्रीय आन्दोलन

राजनीतिक दल, किसान और कृषि-श्रमिक संगठन, महिला संगठन, वैज्ञानिक और अन्य जन आंदोलन संयुक्त रूप से चला रहे हैं इस राष्ट्रीय अभियान को   नई दिल्ली, अक्टूबर 26: जीएम सरसों के खिलाफ लड़ाई ने देश भर के साँझा मोर्चे  का रूप ले लिया है. इस की एक झलक कल अक्टूबर 25 के दिन जंतर मन्तर […]

Central government warned: National stir if GM mustard approved

Political parties, Farmer & Farm-Workers Unions, Women’s Organisations, Scientists and other people’s movements to Jointly run this National Campaign   New Delhi, Oct 25: The fight against GM Mustard has developed into a united front across the nation, a glimpse of which was seen at a one day Dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi […]

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 […]

Eminent citizens write to MoEFCC- Reject GM mustard – Seek extension of Public feedback time to 120 days from the time of proactive sharing of all biosafety data in public domain

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitakuruganti@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM Subject: Rejection of GM mustard – Public feedback time to be extended to 120 days from the time of proactive sharing of all biosafety data in public domain-reg. To: moefcc@nic.in, anil.dave@nic.in, anil.dave@sansad.nic.in Cc: P SARANYA <mustard.mef@gov.in> To:                                                                                  September 22nd, […]

Health Expert in GEAC Sub-Committee: Our reaction to Ministry’s defence

The Ministry has put out a press release a while ago (on a Sunday afternoon at around 3pm!!) about the presence of Dr Sesikeran as the health expert in the sub-committee that assessed GM mustard dossier submitted by Delhi University. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=150878 I attach herewith proof of the fact that Dr Sesikeran was missing from GEAC […]

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 writes to GEAC & MoEFCC on its sham processes of “feedback”

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitakuruganti@gmail.com> Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 11:05 PM Subject: Note inviting comments on the proposal on authorisation of Environmental Release of GE Mustard hybrid and use of parental events for development of new generation hybrids – reg. To: asap.moefcc@gov.in Cc: moefcc@nic.in, anil.dave@sansad.nic.in, anil.dave@nic.in To  Dr Amita Prasad, Chairperson, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee.   […]

हरियाणा के मुख्य मंत्री और कृषि मंत्री से की देश और प्रदेश को जीएम सरसों से बचाने की अपील

मुख्य मंत्री और कृषि मंत्री से की देश और प्रदेश को जीएम सरसों से बचाने की अपील You can access the letter sent to the Haryana Chief Minister & Agri Minister here. हरियाणा के 15 जिलों के प्रबुद्ध नागरिकों, कृषि वैज्ञानिकों, किसान संगठनों एवं उपभोक्ताओं ने हरियाणा के मुख्य मंत्री और कृषि मंत्री को भेजे […]

Delhi CM Kejriwal gets a unique gift from citizens fighting GM mustard: Delhi Govt promises to write to PM

DELHI CM KEJRIWAL GETS A UNIQUE GIFT FROM CITIZENS FIGHTING GM MUSTARD: CITIZENS URGE HIM TO ACT PROACTIVELY TO STOP GM MUSTARD FROM INVADING THEIR FOOD New Delhi, September 1st 2016: Braving heavy downpour, a group of citizens landed at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s office today, urging him to proactively intervene in the matter of GM […]

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