Thursday, July 26, 2018

[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

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.

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