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[IAC#RG] 20+ illegal genetically modified food products sold openly in India finds stunning study, Twitter action being planned by citizens to demand action by govt - please join
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"Rohit Parakh" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
2018-07-26 12:12:24 UTC
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CSE (Centre for Science and Environment), India's leading environment
organisation did a study and found that more than 20 packaged genetically
modified (GM) food products are being sold openly in market to unsuspecting
consumers.

All of this when the govt itself says it has not approved food products and
no long-term safety assessment on impact of GM Foods has been done. BJP had
promised in 2014 election manifesto that it would not allow such GM foods. *GM
negatively impacts farmers, consumers, climate, children, trees and
wildlife* (with genetically modified trees and animals coming in!) and
displays *institutional corruption* (hence you are receiving this). If you
care about any of these, you should be bothered.

These GM foods sold in market illegally include *infant food*,
canola/cottonseed oil, Kellogg's multigrain cereal, popcorn snacks, tofu
amongst others. Detailed report can be found at end of link below. Remember
complaints have been made to multiple govt bodies earlier but *this time we
must firmly tell the govt not to risk health of our children.*

*To raise voice on this and demand accountability/action from government, a
Pan-India twitter action is being planned on 27th July from 3-6 pm under
hashtag #StopGMFood* More details to be shared shortly. *Please join and
share the word.*

https://www.cseindia.org/genetically-modified-processed-food-in-india-8877

Youtube video of press release here -


Report full document here - http://cdn.cseindia.org/attachments/0.59829700_
1532595750_genetically-modified-processed-foods-india-report.pdf

Response from Coalition on GM Free India listing previous complaints made
and all regulatory gaps here -
http://indiagminfo.org/illegal-gm-foods-flooding-india-it-is-no-longer-a-case-of-simple-negligence-or-apathy-but-adoption-of-an-anti-citizen-policy-on-gm-foods/

PS - To respond to the email, do not do a reply all, reply privately just
to me at ***@gmail.com otherwise you will end up getting lot of
emails with failure replies back from groups you are not on.

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