This comprehensive compilation of published scientific papers by the Coalition for a GM-Free India points to various adverse impacts of Genetically Modified (GM) crops and foods.

A vexatious issue in all the controversies related to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is the conflict of interest that now seems all pervasive, often leading to biased conclusions and recomme

This compilation of scientific papers published by the Coalition for a GM-Free India on 26th March, the 11th anniversary of the official approval of Bt cotton in India showcases mounting evidence on the adverse impacts of transgenic crops/ food on various fronts.

The department of consumer affairs recently mandated compulsory labelling of packaged genetically modified food. Though segregation and testing to ensure compliance is a great challenge under Indian conditions, implementation is not difficult because India has only a limited number of genetically modified imports and only one commercially produced domestic crop - Bt cotton. This note provides the international context for the new rules and the background on previous attempts to mandate GM labelling.

Bt cotton was officially approved for cultivation in Tamil Nadu in 2002, when the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, the apex regulatory body pertaining to transgenics (renamed as Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee in 2010) allowed three Bt cotton hybrids to be cultivated in the southern zone of cotton cultivation in India.This is a re

DIFFERENT STATE governments are falling over each other in their haste to get into large-scale public private partnerships (PPPs, with some minor variations emerging in states like Odisha, as publi

A paper on giving away Indian agriculture on a platter to Monsanto through public-private partnerships.

It is presumed that remarkable increases in cotton productivity in India have come about through bacillus thuringiensis cotton and that this approach therefore must be replicated in other crops.

At the end of its first three years, the Indo-United States Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture is recommending changes in regulation to suit US commercial interests.

Going by the text of the National Biotechnology Regulatory Bill 2008, the government of India and specifically, the department of biotechnology (DBT), have a clear disdain for the need to conserve biodiversity, or allow state governments to exercise their constitutional rights over their agriculture. (Letter)