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Maharashtra jeopardises India’s biodiversity & food sovereignty: Only state to permit GM Field trials in India

IndiaGMInfo, 16 October 2014 Maharashtra jeopardises India’s biodiversity & food sovereignty: Only state to permit GM Field trials in the country Source: http://indiagminfo.org/?p=783 Press Release Farmers, Scientists, Activists demand an immediate halt of open GM trials that pose a threat to food safety and environment of the entire nation Pune,16th October, 2014: On World Food …

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Of food, farmers and WTO’s doublespeak

by Dr. Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 8 October 2014 Source: http://vandanashiva.com/?p=157 Double standards in the WTO rules are exposed when India’s subsidies of $12 bn to its 500 mn farmers are considered ‘trade distorting’, while US subsidies of $120 bn to its 2 mn farmers are not     The conflict between “free …

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GMOs, Corporatocentrism And Economic Plunder: The Right To Challenge And Refuse

by Colin Todhunter  – Countercurrens.org, 23 June 2014 Source: http://www.countercurrents.org/todhunter230614.htm The recently leaked report – ‘Impact of NGOs on Development’ – accuses certain activists and civil organisations in India of working against the national interest by colluding with foreign interests to undermine development and growth [1]. While seeking to cast individuals and groups in a …

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Generously motivated

by Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 18 June 2014 Source: http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526 Upholding our laws to defend biosafety is in national interest. But this is not the motivation guiding the IB, whose report repeats the false claims of the GMO industry about Bt cotton. Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of …

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Foreign Hand in the IB report? Joint statement from Vandana Shiva, Aruna Rodrigues & Kavitha Kuruganti

Food Farmers Freedom, 17 June 2014 Source: https://kavithakuruganti.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/foreign-hand-in-the-ib-report-joint-statement-from-vandana-shiva-aruna-rodrigues-kavitha-kuruganti/ Press Release India’s Sovereignty, Security and Freedom at risk – Is the IB being used by foreign corporations to take over India’s vital seed sector? The IB report has a special section on GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms). It clearly supports the introduction of GM crops into Indian …

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