Icar Is The Shadow Warrior For Gm Companies

From the ‘Letters’ page of the pop weekly Outlook (May 31, 2010)

Helping Hands

“You did non highlight the business office agricultural scientists as well as economists play inwards lobbying. The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the shadow warrior for big agribusiness as well as biotechnology companies. The moratorium on Bt brinjal has already disheartened the scientific community; it is forthwith pitching for an independent scientific review to select it dorsum into the market. For years, these scientists select promoted chemic pesticides as well as fertilisers; forthwith they are promoting GM crops. While farmers are dying, the stocks of agribusiness companies are going up. And spell to a greater extent than or less 200,000 farmers select committed suicide since 1997, ICAR as well as the universities select non held fifty-fifty 1 major national conference/seminar on the issue. Every 3rd day, however, yous respect them belongings conferences as well as workshops on GM crops, biosafety as well as the glorious hereafter these biotech seeds as well as foods concur for our farmers.”

Devinder Sharma, on email