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Friday, February 27, 2009

Brinjal Funeral..!

Brinjal Funeral!! 

Members of GM-Free-Karnataka are coming together on Saturday, 28th February, 2009 at to take a Shava-Yatra (Funeral Procession) of Brinjal which will culminate in handing over petitions to the Health minister.

You are invited to participate with friends in large numbers and show solidarity

in this effort to stop the entry  of Bt Brinjal in Karnataka.  GM-Free-Karnataka  want your help to pressurizing the State Government to declare  GM Free Karnataka .

Place : K.R. Circle
Time : 10 am - 12 pm
Date : 28th Feb, 2009.

Do You Know?

Three months ago, the 'I AM NO LAB RAT' campaign was launched. The campaign's objective was to prevent the commercialization of Bt Brinjal in India. Bt Brinjal is created by inserting a gene [Cry 1Ac] from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into Brinjal. The Bt Brinjal, like many other Genetically Modified (GM) crops has been now shown by independent analysis to impact health adversely. In other studies too, when GM food was tested on rats, the results were alarming. Evidence linked GM with stunted growth, impaired immune systems, potentially precancerous cell growth in the intestines, liver/pancreas/intestinal damage and even inter-generational effects. Latest studies have confirmed that GM foods affect fertility.

More than 70,000 concerned citizens like you sent petitions to the Union Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss telling him that they would not become lab rats in this genetic experiment. With every passing day, the campaign grew, spreading like a revolution across the nation. On the 10th of December your voice won. The health minister heard you and came out into the open, acknowledging concerns about GM food.

 Now it is time to take forward our struggle and stop GM for good. It is time to tell the State Health Minister 'I AM NO LAB RAT'. Exercise the power of your voice once again.
 Pl Sign the petition and Fax or Mail  it to
Honorable Minister, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, 2nd  floor(South), Vikasa soudha,Ambedker veedi, Bangalore- 560 001, Fax: 080-22256093
G. Krishna Prasad of GM Free Karnataka requests you participate and is  looking forward Volunteers to coordinate 'Iam No Labrat' activities.

Contact for details : 

Krishna Prasad,Sahaja Samrudha   - 9880862058 
Manjunath ,Samvadha -                     9480330652
Sathish Natarajan,sahaja samrudha-   9448488831
Sejal , AID India                            -    9901201279  

Click the image and sign the memorandum

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