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#Monsanto digs its heels in Pakistan

Coming from a politician or bureaucrat, it wouldn’t have been surprising. But it was unexpected from the Vice Chancellor of Faisalabad University of Agriculture when he claimed that GMOs would “bring about a new green revolution based on biotechnology, precision… Continue Reading →

India – Who decides what we eat?

The new biotechnology Bill will allow biotech firms to tamper with our food Devinder Sharma 11-05-2013, Issue 19 Volume 10 t More by the author > Illustration: Vikram Nongmaithem In March, US President Barack Obama signed the HR 933 continuing… Continue Reading →

We Don’t Need Genetically Engineered Bananas For Iron Deficiency

By Vandana Shiva   Saturday, April 27, 2013 The latest insanity from the genetic engineers is to push GMO bananas on India for reducing iron deficiency in Indian women. Nature has given us a cornucopia of biodiversity, rich in nutrients. Malnutrition… Continue Reading →

Monsanto’s Dark History

  By EcoWatch 06 April 13 rom its beginnings as a small chemical company in 1901, Monsanto has grown into the largest biotechnology seed company in the world with net sales of $11.8 billion, 404 facilities in 66 countries across… Continue Reading →

#India -GM crops will sow food insecurity

KAVITA SRIVASTAVA, The Hindu Farmers destroying GM crops in Karnataka. GM crops are input-intensive and labour-displacing. — K. Bhagya Prakash   The recent affidavit filed by the Ministry of Agriculture in the Supreme Court arguing that if India does not… Continue Reading →

Corporate Push for GMO Food Puts Independent Science in Jeopardy

by Vandana Shiva, Asian Age Dec 7.2012 Science is considered science when it is independent, when it has integrity and when it speaks the truth about its search. It was the integrity, independence and sovereignty of science that drew me and… Continue Reading →

#India-Bt failure to hit cotton yield by 40%: Govt

Published: Monday, Nov 26, 2012, 5:48 IST By Yogesh Pawar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA For the first time, Maharashtra has officially admitted that cotton yield is likely to reduce by nearly 40%. Bt cotton failure in more than 4 million… Continue Reading →

SC panel calls for 10-year ban on GM trials #goodnews #Monsanto

Scientists qualified in evaluation of bio safety data to be engaged to analyse safety data Sreelatha Menon / New Delhi Oct 19, 2012, 10:14 IST The Technical Expert Committee appointed by the Supreme Court to assess the safety of GM… Continue Reading →

Bar GM food crops, says parliamentary panels #BTbrinjal #Goodnews

The committee found that the present regulatory system in our country which comprises of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is inadequate and the regulatory system needs to be more robust, ensuring severe scrutiny.Basudeb Acharia Chairperson, parliamentary committee on agriculture A… Continue Reading →

How Monsanto Is Sabotaging Efforts to Label Genetically Modified Food

Inter Press Service / By Charlotte Silver Lobbyists from the biotech industry are ardently opposing GMO labeling. June 26, 2012  | Photo Credit: illuminating9_11 As the 2012 Farm Bill continues to take shape in the halls of the United States… Continue Reading →

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