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Raj govt says 'no & never' for allowing GM mustard

November 04, 2016 04:42 PM

 

Opposing vehemently genetically modified (GM) food crops, the Rajasthan government today said "no and never" for commercial cultivation of yet to be approved GM mustard crop saying agriculture is the state subject and it has every right to decide what crop to grow.

 

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Genetically Modified Mustard Fails On Every Count

November 04, 2016 12:15 PM

 

In 2006, Monmohan Singh, the then-prime minister of India, made a deal with George W. Bush to open India's agriculture sector to U.S. agribusiness interests. The Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture was a quid pro quo agreement related to the U.S. sanctioning and facilitating the development of India's civil nuclear sector.

 

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New York Times report on GM crops: Five findings from the investigation

November 01, 2016 11:01 AM

 

The New York Times (NYT) recently conducted an investigation into the debate whether genetically modified (GM) crops are safe for consumption or not. In their investigation, they exposed that the problems related to GM crops are more basic than what was thought earlier. Here are the five findings from the New York Times investigation on GM crops:

 

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Anti-GM crops activists submit memorandum to PM Narandra Modi

October 29, 2016 01:04 PM

 

Anti-GM activists and farmers have submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding rejection of GM Mustard to safeguard the interest of farmers, consumers and environment. Farmers organisations including RSS-affiliatee Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, civil society organisations, experts and common citizens under the banner Sarson Satyagraha have come together and pointed out “serious objections” to the release of Genetically Modified (GM) Mustard in their memorandum.

 

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Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

October 29, 2016 05:27 AM

 

LONDON — The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat. But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides.

 

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Anti-GM crops activists submit memorandum to PM

October 28, 2016 11:38 PM

 

New Delhi, Oct 28 (PTI) Anti-GM activists and farmers have submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding rejection of GM Mustard to safeguard the interest of farmers, consumers and environment.

 

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आरएसएस, कांग्रेस, लेफ्ट और आप, सभी एक मंच पर

October 27, 2016 06:03 PM

 

राजधानी में राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ, कांग्रेस, आम आदमी पार्टी और कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी ऑफ इंडिया जीएम मस्टर्ड के बीज का विरोध करने के लिए कृषि कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ एक मंच पर दिखाई दिए. इस मंच पर बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार का जीएम मस्टर्ड बीज को नकारने वाले भाशण का वीडियो भी चल रहा था. आप के मंत्री कपिल मिश्रा और कांग्रेस सांसद गौरव गोयल ने मौजूद रहे.

 

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Lower Yields And Agropoisons: What Is The Point Of GM Mustard In India?

October 27, 2016 06:01 PM

 

The decision whether to allow the commercialisation of the first genetically modified (GM) food crop (mustard) in India rumbles on. As I have previously discussed here, the bottom line is government collusion over GM crop technology (that is not wanted and not needed) with transnational agribusiness, which is trying to hide in the background.

 

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जीएम सरसों पर संसदीय समिति का ध्यान, विवाद के बाद किया जा रहा विचार

October 26, 2016 11:06 AM

 

नई दिल्ली: जीन संवर्धित (जीएम) सरसों की खेती को अनुमति नहीं देने की किसान संगठनों की बढ़ती मांग के बीच एक महत्वपूर्ण फैसला किया गया है. एक संसदीय समिति ने जीएम फसलों के पर्यावरण पर होने वाले प्रभावों के विवादास्पद मुद्दे पर गौर करने का फैसला किया है.

 

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Farmers fear the impact of genetically modified mustard

October 26, 2016 07:10 AM

 

Gurmukh Singh, 52, from Batala in Gurdaspur owns 12 acres of land of which he grows Mustard on four acres. An organic farmer, he saves seeds from his produce for each sowing cycle. Like his fellow farmers in Batala and many others from different parts of Punjab, Singh is miffed with the Centre. The rush to appraise and clear commercial cultivation of the genetically modified (GM) Mustard has brought him to Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Tuesday, to join hundreds from across the country who are demanding that there should be no commercial cultivation of GM Mustard.

 

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