Poultry industry seeks extension of loans, import of GM soybean

Source: The Hindu Relevance: The recent demand from the poultry industry to permit the import of crushed genetically modified (GM) soy seeds again stirred the issue of GM crops in India. What is the News? The poultry industry is demanding that the Central government to permit the import of crushed genetically modified (GM) soy seeds… Continue reading Poultry industry seeks extension of loans, import of GM soybean

Ryots sow seeds of defiance

Shetkari Sanghatana, a farmers’ body in Maharashtra, has organised a “civil disobedience” movement where they sowed unapproved Genetically Modified seeds of cotton and brinjal as mark of protest against the central government’s indecisiveness in approving the next generation of genetically modified (GM) cotton. The repeated outbreak of pink bollworm infestation on cotton crops despite farmers… Continue reading Ryots sow seeds of defiance

Prashant Bhushan sends notice to Centre on Bt Brinjal

Recently,Senior advocate has sent a legal notice to Union Environment Minister asking for a freeze on all genetically modified organisms (including Bt Brinjal) including field trials. This notice comes in the backdrop of activist groups had said that they had found evidence of Bt Brinjal being grown in a farmer’s field in Haryana. He has… Continue reading Prashant Bhushan sends notice to Centre on Bt Brinjal

Genetically modified brinjal illegally cultivated in Haryana

Anti-GMO groups has alleged that Bt brinjal which is a genetically modified variety of brinjal is being cultivated illegally in Haryana. The farmer group has demanded that the government immediately ascertain the extent of illegal Bt brinjal cultivation.It should also take deterrent action against seed suppliers involved and destroy all Bt brinjal plots to prevent… Continue reading Genetically modified brinjal illegally cultivated in Haryana