Category: Press Releases

Farmer Unions, Scientists, and Consumers write to Modi urging him to Stop GM Mustard as GM regulators close public feedback time, without putting out data in public domain

                                Coalition For A GM Free India                                    Press Release Farmer Unions, Scientists, and Consumers write to Modi urging him to Stop GM Mustard as GM regulators close public feedback time, without putting out data in public domain New Delhi, October 5, 2016: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was today inundated with […]

ICAR REPORT ON BNBt Cotton EXPOSES INCOMPETENCE OF GM SCIENTISTS AND REGULATORS TO REGULATE GMOs IN INDIA

Coalition for GM Free India demands withdrawal of Supreme Court affidavit of Ministry of Agriculture that gives clean chit to GM regulators. Reacting to the Prof.Sopory Committee Report1 that investigated the Bt Bikaneri Narma case, the Coalition for a GM-Free India said that, “We congratulate the Committee for its thorough investigation which exposes one of […]

10 years of Bt Cotton – False Hype and Failed Promises Exposed

The false hype and failed promises of Bt cotton in India were exposed by the Coalition for GM-Free India with a special report released in a press conference here today. As the 10th anniversary of Bt cotton’s regulatory approval in India approaches, the Coalition, using data from government institutions, highlighted that the hype around Bt […]

Mr Prime Minister, Your comments on the opposition to GM crops & Nuclear power plants

Dr Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, # 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi                                                                                                                            March 05, 2012                                                           Your Comments on the Opposition to GM Crops and Nuclear Power Plants   Dear Mr. Prime Minister There has been wide coverage of your interview with the journal ‘Science’, on February 24, 2012 concerning the […]

PM’s statement a purposive attempt to prevent a healthy debate on GM crops in India

Prime Ministers Statement – Is a purposive attempt to prevent a healthy debate on GM crops in India It reeks of an inherent disrespect for  science and democracy 27th February 2012: The Coalition for a GM-Free India is outraged by the statement made by the Prime Minister Sri.Manmohan Singh on foreign-funded NGOs as being the […]

“GM FIELD TRIALS IN GUJARAT VIOLATIVE OF EPA RULES: RTI RESPONSES”

Sharing with media copies of information obtained through Right To Information Act, activists of Coalition for a GM-Free India pointed out that the open-air field trials of GM maize permitted in Gujarat are violative of EPA norms and demanded their immediate destruction. Apart from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat is the only state to have allowed any […]

Monsanto OFFICIALLY caught in illegal planting of GM maize in UAS Dharwad

“BLACKLIST MONSANTO IMMEDIATELY : MNC CAUGHT VIOLATING BIOSAFETY NORMS YET AGAIN IN GM MAIZE TRIAL, THIS TIME OFFICIALLY” New Delhi/Bengaluru, February 6th 2012: Ahead of a regulators’ meeting on February 8th 2012, and reacting to the confirmed reports of Monsanto’s illegal planting of Herbicide Tolerant (HT) maize in its GM maize trial, the Coalition for […]

India’s ‘public sector indigenous Bt cotton’ a scientific fraud!

Coalition for a GM-Free India demands immediate stopping of all public sector transgenic research and an independent enquiry and action against fraudulent scientists. 2011 ends with a big blot to the Indian scientific community, as was the case in 2010 too. The much-hyped public sector Bt cotton lines (Bikaneri Narma Bt variety and NHH-44 Bt […]

BRAI Bill tabling tomorrow: Opposition from all quarters

The text of the Statement of Concern signed by ten former Supreme Court Judges is available here Appeal to Scrap Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2011 Jointly signed by various organisations and concerned citizens across the country Date : 21 November 2011 To, Dr. Manmohan Singh, The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of India. […]

COALITION FOR A GM-FREE INDIA URGES ANDHRA PRADESH TO DISALLOW GM CROP TRIALS; WARNS GEAC AGAINST REVOKING THE REQUIREMENT FOR NO OBJECTION FROM STATES

PRESS RELEASE: COALITION FOR A GM-FREE INDIA URGES ANDHRA PRADESH TO DISALLOW GM CROP TRIALS; WARNS GEAC AGAINST REVOKING THE REQUIREMENT FOR NO OBJECTION FROM STATES Hyderabad, July 30th 2011: While many states like Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Chhattisgarh have stopped all field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in their states, […]

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