The government has recently approved field trials of GM (Genetically Modified) crops in Maharashtra. The trials have been approved for crops like rice, brinjal, maize, chickpeas and cotton.
We are seriously concerned about these approvals as world over field trials have been the source of contamination of regular crops. The introduction and open air release of GM crops could be problematic to human health, food safety, farming, biodiversity, and seed sovereignty. We as citizens need to be fully aware of the implications of this almost irreversible technology .
Please join us to understand the possible impacts of GM Food And GM Seed on our lives. We will be having a short film screening followed by a Talk and Discussion about the way ahead.
DATE & TIME:
Sunday, 12th April 2015
10.00 AM to 12.30 PM
Don Bosco International School,
(Venue map attached)
Ms. Dilnavaz Variava
An IIM-A graduate, she has headed WWF India and was Vice President of BNHS, a Member of several Govt. of India environment committees and a Member of the Government of Maharashtra’s Expert Committee on Agriculture, where she was Chair of the Working Group on The Ecological Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture. She will be speaking on GMOs in our food and farming.
Registration is free. Please fill following form for logistical arrangements:
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