Philippines Supreme Court Issues Writ on Golden Rice and Bt Eggplant

The Supreme Court of the Philippines has issued a Writ of Kalikasan in response to a petition to stop the commercial propagation of the genetically modified crops Golden Rice and Bt Eggplant in the country. […]

India’s Swaminathan Criticises GM Crops as Highly Unsustainable

In a recently published journal article, M.S. Swaminathan – Father of the Green Revolution in India – criticises GM crops as highly unsustainable. […]

Why the Philippine Supreme Court Ruled Against Bt Eggplant

In 2015, the Philippine Supreme Court permanently stopped the field testing of Bt eggplant in the country, citing inadequacies in the risk assessment and public consultation processes and invoking the Precautionary Principle. […]

Philippine Supreme Court Orders Permanent Ban on Bt Brinjal Field Trials

The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld a decision in permanently stopping field trials for genetically modified Bt talong (Bt brinjal) in the country, citing a lack of scientific consensus on the safety of the food crop. […]

International Civil Society Statement of Concern on the Commercialization of Bt Brinjal

One hundred civil society organizations from around the world have written to the authorities in Bangladesh, urging them to suspend the planned commercialization of Bt brinjal in the country. […]

India’s Supreme Court Expert Committee Recommends Indefinite Moratorium on GE Field Trials

The Indian Supreme Court Technical Expert Committee has recommended an indefinite moratorium on field trials of GE crops until the government comes out with a proper regulatory and safety mechanism. […]

Indian Supreme Court Scientific Panel Recommends Moratorium on GM crops

The Scientific Panel set up by the Indian Supreme Court has unanimously recommended a moratorium on field trials of GM crops in the country, as a result of a public interest petition filed by civil society seeking a ban on GM crops. […]

Asian Communities Press for Biosafety and Corporate Accountability

While new technologies are being rapidly deployed in food and farms all over Asia, the law and policy regimes to ensure that they do not endanger life and biodiversity are still far from fully in place. […]

Moratorium on Bt Brinjal in India

On 9 February 2010, Jairam Ramesh, India’s Minister of Environment, announced his decision to put the commercialization of Bt brinjal on hold. […]

India Decides to Go Slow on the Introduction of GM Food Crops

India s Environment Ministry has blocked commercial cultivation of the world s first genetically engineered eggplant (brinjal). […]