Guru Nanak Dev coal plant
By Rady Ananda
Home to two coal power plants, a fertilizer plant, and a large oil refinery, the city of Bathinda in Punjab, India is making people sick. Forty percent of the population (nearly 90,000 people) suffers from respiratory ailments. The area also suffers from a host of other diseases including cancer, at a rate triple that of other areas, which has been linked to agrochemicals.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Region: India
Tagged agrochemicals, Allergies, Asthma, bathinda, biotechnology, Birth defects, bt cotton, Cancer, coal industry, dna damage, Environment, farmer suicide, fly ash, genetic engineering, Genetically Engineered Food, gmo, health hazards, huber, india, punjab, scientific studies, spontaneous abortion, surinder singh, uranium, vandana shiva, Water pollution, water rights
India bans some GMO crops while biotech illegally plants others
2/23 Update: India’s Prime Minister voids GMO ban: Sets up pro-GMO committee to vote this Saturday
By Rady Ananda
India’s battles over genetically modified organisms (GMO) intensified this month as both sides maneuvered to promote or resist their proliferation. Mediating the debate, at least for now, is India’s Minister of Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged biosafety, biotech battles escalate india to sue gmo giants, biotechnology, BRAI 2009, BT Brinjal, bt cotton, cartagena protocol, food freedom, Genetical Engineering, genetically modified food, gmo, gmo india, ht cotton, mahyco, Monsanto, rady ananda, shiv chopra, vandana shiva