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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 )

- 834 days ago -
"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.

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

Rose Becke (295)
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. (173)
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!

Past Member (0)
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. (148)
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. (148)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:19 pm
make that C2..servers

Tal H. (10)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:34 pm
Good news!

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

Aaron Bouchard (153)
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.,


see on numbered page 27:

and this analysis of the problem.

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.

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

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 (28)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:44 am
Great to read this

Laurie T. (17)
Monday June 3, 2013, 2:36 pm
Bravo to India!! Onward for the world's health sake!!
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