1 May 2010

Greenpeace vs. GM Food Bill

The indomitable folk over at Greenpeace India are taking a stand, again, on behalf of a billion armchair cynics like me... So I did my two-cents' worth and sent an email in support. You can too at http://greenpeace.in/safefood/chavan-email/

According to the Greenpeace website, "[...]Science and Technology minister, Prithviraj Chavan is trying to change the rules of the game.

Mr. Chavan pushed for Bt Brinjal in a letter he copied word for word from a study funded by biotech seed companies, including Monsanto. He is presenting an undemocratic GM bill to ease the legalisation of Bt Brinjal, rice, and more—without any public input. Mr. Chavan is supposed to serve the people of India. Instead, he’s serving the interests of biotech seed corporations."

To draw attention to the issue, Greenpeace volunteers demand the 'citizens arrest' of Science and Technology minister, Prithviraj Chavan "for trying to force the GM Food Bill (Biotech Regulatory Authority bill 2009) down the throats of Indian citizens."

Thank you, people.

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