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New Delhi: Greenpeace urges Central government not to settle for half hearted efforts on GM labeling

New Delhi: Greenpeace India welcomes the formal recognition by the Government of India of the need to label Genetically Modified foods so as to give the consumer a choice. This single line decision by the Central Government was published in a Gazette Notification dated June 5, 2012 by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

Responding to the Notification, Shivani Shah, Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner, Greenpeace said that “While labeling does give consumer a chance for the avoiding genetically modified food in the market, what our Government seems to forget is that it is almost impractical in India where more than 90 per cent of our food is unprocessed and non-packaged and forms a chunk of the unorganised sector.”

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