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[25 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 14,850 views]
Eminent Scientists write to PM

Independent scientists write to the Prime Minister of India with reference to the PMO Letter of July 2009 to Dr A Ramadoss which is scientifically untenable
Note: This sign-on letter is prompted by the communication, authored in July, 2009, by Mr Prithviraj Chavan, written in his capacity at that time as minister of state in the Prime Minister’s office. This letter entitled “Concern on Introduction of Genetically Engineered Crops and Food” was an official response to a letter from Dr A Ramadoss, addressed to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, dated …

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[25 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 3,189 views]
Struggle against killer food

The offer by Mahyco, Monsanto’s foot soldier in India, to “provide the technology free of cost” to the national agricultural research system is nothing but a ploy by the GM industry to penetrate our research sector and leave farmers with the only option to either accept their seed monopoly or fight till the bitter end

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[25 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 4,503 views]
Unearthing Bt  Nightmare

A team of four independent researchers embarked on an investigative journey to study the impact of Bt cotton on farmers’ health in Madhya Pradesh in 2005 and 2007. Though strictly a non-edible crop, Bt cotton does have negative impact on the health of human beings and to further the technology through Bt brinjal is nothing but playing with the lives of people, the study warns
Bt brinjal has been generating a lot of heat off late and we all should try to understand the nature of opposition which has occurred. There …

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[25 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 2,885 views]
Bt Brinjal Fraud Exposed

Dr. Krishan Bir Chaudhary
The year 2010 began with a new note in India which may be remembered in the history as a turning point where the people for the first time came out in the open questioning the scientific fraud of the first approved genetically modified food crop, Bt brinjal.
After the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) approved the Bt brinjal developed by Mahyco in collaboration with the US seed multinational Monsanto on October 14, 2009, the Union minister of state for environment and forests, Jairam Ramesh took the wise decision …