Food sovereignty, GMOs and the BRAI bill
Understanding the history of GM crops in India, why the BRAI (The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India) Bill fails and its current status and petition.
Thousands of citizens demand that the BRAI bill be withdrawn and India be GMO free
On the eve of Quit India Day, August 8, over 2,000 citizens from 20 states came together at Jantar Mantar, Delhi for a day-long protest and march demanding that GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and multinational seed giant, Monsanto quit India. The delegation marched to Parliament also asking the government to withdraw the BRAI (Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India) bill 2013. An Indian flag made out of organic cotton, which does not come from Monsanto's patented cotton seed, was an important symbol of the event. This flag was later gifted to the Prime Minister's delegate, urging him to unfurl this non-Bt cotton flag on Independence Day.
Greenpeace India launches Living Soils campaign in Bihar
Bihar farmers can save money, protect the environment and their health by shunning chemical fertilisers Although farmers do one of the most important jobs on Earth, they are the biggest…
BRAI bill: A threat to our food and farming
The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill, 2011, has been proposed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. If cleared, this bill will ease the entry of genetically modified crops into our country.
Risky potato plan mashed by activists
It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company…
North east demands Central Government for an umbrella policy to subsidize ecological fertilization in Agriculture
Government officials, civil society representatives, Academicians and farmer representatives from North eastern States today urged the Central Government to create an umbrella policy to subsidize and support ecological fertilization in…
Greenpeace releases Safe Food Guide version 2.0 Greenpeace releases Safe Food Guide version 2.0
Dabur, KRBL slotted green, PepsiCo, Nestle top the red list Greenpeace today released the Safe Food Guide version 2.0 that ranks 25 of the most popular food companies which hold…
Effects on health and environment of transgenic (or GM) Bt brinjal
A report by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, University of Caen France, shows the danger genetically modified Bt brinjal poses to the environment and our health.
Greenpeace slaps NFA with Notice of Violation over failure to act on GMO-tainted rice
MANILA, Philippines — Greenpeace slapped the National Food Authority (NFA) with a Notice of Violation for allowing the importation and continued sale of genetically-modified rice which, by law, cannot be legally distributed and marketed for human consumption in the country. Serving the notice was a team of Greenpeace GMO Patrol activists who marched to the NFA’s main office in Quezon City to deliver the demand personally to NFA administrator Mr. Jessup Navarro.