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Tehelka, November 13, 2010

Bhaskar Goswami

Without constant vigilance, we will soon be utterly dependent on America for our food

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Combat Law, March-April 2010

Bhaskar Goswami

Aggressive lobbying by biotech corporations like Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta and Aventis today play a defining role in international policies and decisions governing trade in GM crops and foods. Trade laws are tailored to suit agribusiness and megacorps while citizens are losing their right to decide what they consume. Farmers, on the other hand, are confronted with seed monopolies and increased volatility in trade prospects.

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D-Sector, 18 November 2009

Bhaskar Goswami

Amidst increasing discomfort among people about long term health and environment impact of GM food, the biotech industry has now resorted to launch its own ‘technology ambassadors’ to deceive the unsuspecting consumers.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon is the latest backer of GM food.

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InfoChange News and Features, September 2007

Bhaskar Goswami

Bt Cotton, the proverbial magic bullet for Indian farmers, is turning into a bitter pill. Punjab, which is showcased as the success story of Bt cotton, is facing an unprecedented crisis. Mealy bug, a secondary pest of cotton, is devastating thousands of acres of Bt cotton. Non Bt cotton grown organically is faring much better. Truth from the farms is stronger than the lies of biotech companies and GM regulators

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India Together, 16 August, 2007, Deccan Herald, 28 July, 2007

Bhaskar Goswami

How does one countenance a regulator that does not adhere to the law of the land and is also unable to protect the interest of one group against another?The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee itself needs to be regulated to ensure it plays a balanced role.


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Financial Express, 04 Oct 2006

Bhaskar Goswami

A labeling regime has been put into place for genetically modified food and organism by the Indian government. The US has issued two notifications with the WTO challenging the labeling law. India should take US-backed WTO attempts to thrust GM foods on us with a pinch of salt.

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