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Kucinich: Protect Our Food Supply from Manufactured Crises

On Dec. 9, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) announced commonsense legislation that would prohibit open-air cultivation of Genetically Engineered (GE) pharmaceutical and industrial crops, preventing biological contamination of our food supply. The bill would also establish a tracking system to regulate and ensure the safety of GE pharmaceutical and industrial crops.

“We must take steps to prevent genetically engineered organisms from being grown in a way that could do irreversible damage to our food supply. Under pressure from profit-minded industry, we have already allowed the spread of genetically modified crops into our agriculture at great cost to our economy and with unknown effects on our bodies,” said Kucinich.

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BRAI biotech bill restructures Republic of India

By Mahim Pratap Singh
The Hindu

BRAI Bill will override State regulations, leaving States with an advisory role.

The BRAI bill “ignores the constitutional powers that State governments have over their agriculture and health, and goes against the federal structure of the republic.” ~ Dr. Ramakrishna Kusumaria, State Agriculture Minister of Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh government has reacted strongly to the setting up of the proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI), accusing the Centre of attempting to impinge upon the autonomy of the State. The BRAI Bill was approved by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and is expected to be tabled in the current session of Parliament.

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