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Invasion Alert: Crop Circles Appear Across the Country

Invasion Alert: Crop Circles Appear Across the Country

Green Alert
Giant crop circles reported in Najafgarh to warn against the invasion by genetically modified foods. Crop circles in the farms in peri-urban Delhi have startled the people! But they are actually meant to startle the policy makers even as the Government seems keen to introduce the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, which will provide for a single window easy approval mechanism to controversial Genetically Modified (GM) crops. Similar crop circles were formed in Ahmedabad and Bangalore by Greenpeace volunteers who came from various corners of the country to generate public awareness against the ‘imminent invasion of GM crops in India.’ The crop circle initiative by Greenpeace has been undertaken as a symbol of protest against the Government’s decision to introduc

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 23, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 23 (starting June 4, 2012) 2012. 1. Eco friendly is cool From solar cars, miniature scooters and beer cans to decor vases made from glass bottles with miniature paintings — Delhiites are finding interesting ways to make their contribution to the environment. 2. Dwarka residents team up to revive dying pond It was camaraderie at its best. Neighbours who never knew one another joined hands for Mother Nature. There was once a pond in their midst that teemed with life. Today, muck and filth has sucked out life from it, almost. It's drying up. And the Dwarka Sector 23 residents went all out to save it on Sunday. 3. Delhi Metro to tap solar power Delhi's new age transport system is going green, with
Toxics Link Public Lecture on GM Food: Is India Ready?

Toxics Link Public Lecture on GM Food: Is India Ready?

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series GM Food : Is India Ready? Film screening followed by panel discussion The genetically modified food controversy is a dispute over the relative advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified (GM) food crops and other uses of genetically-modified organisms in food production. The dispute involves biotechnology companies, governmental regulators, non-governmental organizations and scientists. Right to choose safe food is a fundamental right of consumers in a democracy. However, the onslaught of GM crops has been robbing the people of their right to choose. In fact according to some experts the production and promotion of Genetically Modified foods as an act of Bio-terrorism. Safety is a major issue in this controvers
Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter!

Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter!

Green Alert
CALL FOR FREELANCE JOURNALISTS/WRITERS/STINGERS Be a "RAINSPOTTER" with GREENPEACE INDIA from 5th June to 30th July, 2009 Wanted: Monsoon-related stories from different corners of India What is Rainspotting? India depends on the predictability and the stability of the monsoon system as the lives of millions and the economy of the country depends on this. Climate change is altering the monsoon in strange and unpredictable ways. Scientists are unable to estimate the future of the monsoons in the context of climate change. In this era of ambiguity, Greenpeace is trying to capture how climate change and the resulting variations in the monsoon affect the common man and woman. Greenpeace is tyring to bring together stories/ photographs and conversations on the changing monsoon from

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