“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

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 […]

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 http://www.i-sis.org.uk/GM_Feed_toxic_new_metaanalysis_confirms.php A team of independent scientists led by […]

Government sabotaging Public Debate on Genetically Modified (GM) Crops by the introduction of BRAI Bill

Press Release: Coalition for a GM-Free India “Government sabotaging Public Debate on Genetically Modified (GM) Crops by the introduction of BRAI Bill”: “No Vision for Sustainable Development, No Transparency, No Public Consultation, No Role for State Governments, No Biosafety Guarantees, No Needs Analysis, No Impact Assessment and No effective Liability and Redressal mechanisms in the […]

BRAI BILL 2011 A BLATANT ATTEMPT TO BULLDOZE RESISTANCE & CONCERNS

Press Release: COALITION FOR A GM-FREE INDIA BRAI BILL 2011 IS NO BETTER THAN ANTI-PEOPLE, ANTI-NATURE BRAI 2009: IT IS A BLATANT ATTEMPT TO BULLDOZE STATE GOVTS’ & CITIZENS’ RESISTANCE AGAINST AND CONCERNS ABOUT GM CROPS: “WRONG BILL BY WRONG PEOPLE FOR WRONG REASONS: ALL PROGRESSIVE PARTIES AND THEIR MPs SHOULD REJECT THE VERY INTRODUCTION […]

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, […]

AP sets up 5-member panel on GM crops

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2299721.ece Our Bureau Hyderabad, July 27: With the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) mandating agri bioteh companies to get States’ nod before going ahead with field trials to test GM (genetically modified) traits in plants, the Andhra Pradesh Government has set up a five-member panel to consider proposals for such trials in the State. The […]

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