Farm activists flay IB report on Genetically Modified foods

New Delhi, June 17:

Farm sector activists on Tuesday flayed the Intelligence Bureau’s (IB) report blaming NGOs for impeding development in India, especially with regard to genetically modified foods.

Alleging that the IB report would be used by foreign corporates to take over India’s seed sector, activists Vandana Shiva of Navdanya, Suman Sahai of Gene Campaign, Aruna Rodrigues and Kavita Kuruganti termed the report as “anti-national” and “guilty of contempt of court since it attacks the Technical Expert Committee set up by the Supreme Court to look into the issues of GMOs and biosafety.” The case is still being heard.