Saturday, October 20, 2012

Genetically Modified Food Rejected Again by the Indian People

      Thankfully, the fate of genetically modified (GM) food crops in India has been virtually sealed.  After the earlier damning report of the parliamentary committee on agriculture, a panel of technical experts appointed by the Supreme Court has recommended a 10-year moratorium on field trials of all GM food and termination of all ongoing trials of transgenic crops!  You probably won't find this news in the corporately-owned mainstream media in the U.S.  Even if you refuse to accept all the evidence indicating their detrimental effects on human health and the environment, GM crops demonstrably have not fulfilled one single promise made by their corporate owners. (If you are not familiar with this issue, I recommend that you start here with the facts compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientists USA.)  The people of India know full well that the problem with the food system is a problem of politics--greed and control-- and not with traditional agriculture.  Read the article here, please.
Farmers protest against Monsanto's GM corn

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