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[22 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 11,613 views]
US holds a system of neo-colonial regime to rule West and South Asia

David Barsamian is an Armenian-American radio broadcaster, writer, and the founder director of Alternative Radio, Colorado-based syndicated weekly talk programme heard on some 125 radio stations in various countries. As a writer, Barsamian is best known for his series of interview based books with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Eqbal Ahmad, Arundhati Roy and others. The dynamic witty speaker in him doubles as a distinguished thinker and incisive commentator on developmental issues, global economic conflicts and international politics. A vocal critic of America’s economic and international policies, Barsamian is …

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[26 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 5,234 views]
‘Govt regulatory bodies are a sham’

Among the most distinguished voices opposing the introduction of Bt brinjal and GM foods in India is that of 84-year old TV Jagadisan, former managing director of Monsanto, South Asia. Mr Jagadisan served the company for 18 years before he called it quits as he increasingly realised that country and farmers’ interests were not in the scheme of things of his former employer

Mr Jagadisan summarily dismisses government regulatory bodies as he points out that neither are these bodies scientifically equipped to verify the claims of seed and food companies nor …

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[25 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 7,144 views]
Nationwide farmers’ movement is need of the hour

Vijay Jardhari along with several other activists from Jardhargaon and nearby areas in Tehri district of Uttarakhand formed Beej Bachao Andolan (Save the Seeds Movement) in eighties. The drive not only revived traditional farming methods and rejuvenated agricultural diversity but also created awareness about sustainable indigenous seeds. The movement has become a success without any grants from any quarters. Suresh Nautiyal spoke to Vijay Jardhari on his movement and current controversy surrounding the debate on GM food
What is your stand on the current debate on Bt brinjal and genetically modified …