Krishnan Bir Chaudhary
Rajesh Krishnan Green Peace
last 50 years green revolution 3 lakhs committed suicide, 40% farmers want to quit agriculture, soil is poisoned, environment is contaminated, entire food chain is contaminated
new act dismantling existing regulations. We have genetic engineering approval committee in that Dept of Biotechnology representation, ICR representation, ICMR representation, industrial representation, state committee is there. These all going to be removed for the foreign corporates.
We are open to scientific debate, but we are not open to industry debate. The scientific community supports GMO actually quoting from industrial studies. Dept Biotechnology always quotes ISAAA studies.
Rajiv gandhi time edible oil import 15k crores in 80s. Oil … mission. 10 years time 93,94 97% of requirement was produced in this country. At that time 300% duty for oil import. Now its 0. because of that 56k crore of edible oil import is happening.
Biotech regulatory authority bill(BRAI) bill Monsanto promotion act
In andhra 10 million farmers in 10 million acres without pesticides, half of them without fertilizers