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Farmers say no to genetically modified mustard production

September 27, 2016 06:28 AM

 

KOZHIKODE: The organic farmers and organisations in Kerala are joining a nationwide protest against the Centre’s bid to approve genetically-modified (GM) mustard. On October 2, they will organise protests in 15 different areas of the state and agriculture minister V.S. Sunil Kumar will join them in Thrissur, said the office-bearers of Coalition for GM-free India.

 

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கடுகைக் காப்போம்... காந்தியாய் எழுவோம்!

September 27, 2016 06:00 AM

 

இந்தியா, பிரிட்டிஷ் ஆளுகைக்குள் இருந்த 1916-ம் ஆண்டு அது. பிரிட்டிஷ் அரசு பீகார் மாநிலத்தில், அதுவும் குறிப்பாக சம்பரான் பகுதியில், விவசாயிகளை இண்டிகோ பயிர் வளர்க்க சொல்லி வற்புறுத்துகிறது. அப்படி விளைந்த பயிர்களையும் மிகவும் குறைந்த விலைக்கே கொள்முதல் செய்துகொள்கிறது.

 

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Kerala to write to Centre against GEAC plan to permit GM Mustard

September 26, 2016 10:10 PM

 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Now with the state cabinet nod against the entry of genetically modified (GM) food crops, Kerala government is set to write to the Centre expressing its concern against the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) plan to approve GM mustard. This comes in the wake of stiff opposition by a section of scientists, activists and public outcry against GM food crop as it poses a serious health hazard.

 

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Bee keepers to protest move to commercialise GM Mustard

September 26, 2016 07:43 PM

 

NEW DELHI: Honey cultivators and bee keepers have raised several concerns with the government's plans to introduce genetically modified (GM Mustard). Members of the Confederation of Bee Keeping Industry claimed that the number of bees had reduced dramatically after the introduction of Bt cotton. They demanded an "independent" analysis of the impact of Bt cotton on bee keeping first.

 

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Bitter sting in honey battle

September 26, 2016 07:00 PM

 

ndia's bee keepers have joined the campaign against the release of genetically-modified (GM) mustard for cultivation, expressing fears that it will adversely impact honey production and exports and threaten the livelihood of tens of thousands of families.

 

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Honey cultivators oppose GM mustard, to protest at Jantar Mantar

September 26, 2016 12:00 PM

 

Honey cultivators from across the country have opposed the government’s proposal to introduce genetically modified (GM) mustard in India on the ground that it could adversely impact production and hit lakhs of livelihoods. They argue that they have already had a bad experience with GM cotton (Bt cotton) with bee-keeping nearly disappearing from the areas where such cotton is grown, and the negative impact in case of GM mustard could be much more.

 

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Honey traders oppose GM mustard, to observe day-long protest on Sep 28

September 26, 2016 12:00 PM

 

Beekeepers association of different states, today, announced a day-long protest on September 28 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against government’s proposal on introducing genetically modified (GM) mustard for commercial cultivation. According to the associations, the GM mustard will harm bees as well as reduce their capacity for producing honey.

 

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सेवानिवृत न्यायधीशों और नौकरशाहों ने जीएम सरसों की समीक्षा प्रक्रिया पर जताई आपत्ति

September 25, 2016 07:32 AM

 

नयी दिल्ली: देश में जीन संवर्धित (जीएम) सरसों के लिए जैव प्रौद्योगिकी नियामक जीईएसी द्वारा अपनाई गई मूल्यांकन प्रक्रिया को पर चिंता जताते हुए अनेक सेवानिवृत न्यायधीशों और नौकरशाहों का मानना है कि जीईएसी समीक्षा प्रक्रिया का मजाक बना रही है.

 

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Plea to review GM Mustard appraisal process,respect moratorium

September 24, 2016 07:48 PM

 

Concerned over appraisal process of GM mustard, several retired judges and bureaucrats today alleged that the country's biotech regulator is making a "mockery" of it and demanded independent scrutiny and transparent public participation in decision-making process.

 

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Protests mounting against GM mustard

September 24, 2016 12:00 PM

 

The protests against the move to allow commercial cultivation of GM (Genetically Modified) mustard developed by the University of Delhi is snowballing, with more organisations joining the Government of Kerala in expressing concern over the impact of the new variety on human health and the environment

 

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Release full biosafety data on GM mustard: activists

September 23, 2016 12:30 PM

 

Non-government organisations on Thursday wrote to Union Environment Minister Anil Dave demanding release of complete biosafety data on the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard. They also sought four months time to comment on the GM oilseed. “We urge you to extend the public feedback time to 120 days, to get the regulators to put out the full biosafety dossier in the public domain for independent scientific scrutiny as has been done with other GMOs in the past,” said the NGOs in a letter to Dave.

 

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Don’t allow GM mustard: Anbumani

September 23, 2016 12:00 PM

 

PMK youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged Prime Minister Modi not to give approval for GM mustard cultivation in India. In a letter to Mr. Modi, which he released to the media here, Mr. Anbumani said since mustard was consumed widely, its Bt variant should not be approved at all.

 

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