Press Release from Safe Food Alliance and farmer unions on the GM Field Trials

July 21, 2014 0 Comments

Chennai  20th July 2014 – Several farmer leaders, farmers, consumer forums and safe food activists have raised questions about the unnecessary haste shown by the GEAC in clearing 60 of the pending 70 applications for field trials of different genetically modified (GM) crops (rice, mustard, chickpea etc.) despite there being several questions from previous GEAC meetings that have not been answered.

The report of the approval for field trials by the GEAC coming close on the heels of the supposedly leaked IB report naming anti-GM activists, seems to be a well orchestrated move by the pro-GM corporate lobby work.