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India Signs Mandatory GMO Labeling Into Law


Environment  (tags: gmo, genetically modified, Monsanto, planet, food, people vs corporations, warning, cancer risks, tumors, health, environment, India, gmo labeling, law )

Brian
- 591 days ago - naturalsociety.com
"Paving the way for other nations to introduce similar legislation and inform consumers what they're really putting into their mouths, the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the nation of India is now law."



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tiffany t. (148)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:41 pm
Thank goodness, now if Monsanto would compensate the thousands of families that lost loved ones due to suicide over the failed cotton crops. Monsanto had numerous Indian farmers sign contracts, most of the farmers were illiterate and had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Unable to provide for their families, in desperate despair they took their own lives. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Monsanto_in_India
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:49 pm
About time cheers
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:08 pm
Go India
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:36 pm
Good step!
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:37 pm
Perhaps India will encourage us to fight for our rights and not let Monsanto and others of their ilk determine how low we can go on the food chain. destroying Mother Earth by design should be a hanging offense...
 

Linda W. (174)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:57 am
Listen-up USA ~ these people know that this is the right thing to do
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:10 am
good news, thanks Brian
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:33 am
Wonderful news - thank YOU!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:42 pm
Considering this mandatory labeling was enacted in one of the most desperate countries in the world, I was surprised.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:19 pm
Ce went hibernating while I tried to submit comment- here again in short:
A HUGE VICTORY for India- congrats! and a HUGE SHAME for USA! Thanks Brian for the great news!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:19 pm
make that C2..servers
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:34 pm
Good news!
 

Robby R. (15)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:40 pm
Hurray for India
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:12 pm
Noted thanks
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:30 pm
Good news!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:30 pm
Good news!
 

Sarah W. (1)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:34 pm
There seemed to be a problem with the linked story, so I couldn't read the article. Great news though!
 

Mit Wes (2)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:51 pm
@Tiffany T.,

Really?

see on numbered page 27:

http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp00808.pdf

and this analysis of the problem.

http://www.indiatribune.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=5389:every-12-hours-one-farmer-commits-suicide-in-india

It is estimated that there are upwards of 400 million farmers in India. So at your link's statistic of 46 farmer suicides per day, or 16801 per year, that comes to a rate of .0042%. The 4.2 suicides per 100,000 per year. That's compared to a rate of 10.2 per 100,000 per year for India as a whole, or 12 for the United States.

The below link estimates about 600 million farmers in India.

http://www.nationofchange.org/indian-farmers-trapped-and-desperate-1359469777

Suicide is a desperate, sad situation regardless of the numbers involved but to keep crying wolf at BT cotton when statistics clearly don't bear that out only serves to derail progress to mitigate the real causes.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:05 pm
Good to hear; hope GMO labelling will occur worldwide.
 

Ram Reddy (7)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:31 pm
noted
 

tiffany t. (148)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:16 pm
noted mit
 

tiffany t. (148)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:50 pm
but it does make one wonder why they are signing mandatory labeling and considering banning GMO completely, if it was working out so well
 

Melanie Wolfahrt (22)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:44 am
Great to read this
 

Laurie A. (17)
Monday June 3, 2013, 2:36 pm
Bravo to India!! Onward for the world's health sake!!
 
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