Devinder Sharma speaking at an international conference in Norway organised by the Norwegian Board for Biotechnology in December 2010.
Sometimes back I was interviewed by the Bollywood film director Ajay Kanchan on the issue of Genetically Modified crops/foods. It was a wide ranging interview, some excerpts of which have been featured in the documentary film Poison on the Platter. Ajay Kanchan has put the rest of the interview in three parts for the benefit of those who are keen to understand the complexities and the politics behind GM technology, and what it means for you.
I am sharing the three part interview with you. I hope you find it useful.
1. Perils of GM foods -- Devinder Sharma in conversation with Ajay Kanchan. Part 1
2. Perils of GM foods -- Devinder Sharma in conversation with Ajay Kanchan. Part 2
3. Perils of GM foods -- Devinder Sharma in conversation with Ajay Kanchan. Part 3
Bharat Svabhiman & Lecture of Shri Devinder Sharma Part 1
Bharat Svabhiman & Lecture of Shri Devinder Sharma Part 2
Devinder Sharma, Food Policy Analyst in Tirchhi Nazar with Baljit Balli on PTC News Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
“Poison on the Platter”, is an eye-opening film, made by Mahesh Bhatt and Ajay Kanchan, illustrating how all of our lives are gonna be (adversely) affected by genetically modified foods. It is no more a farmer’s issue alone, it’s a matter of the consumers’ right to food safety. You and I wouldn’t even be able to separate/choose a normal Brinjal from/over a GM one, if Bt Brinjal - a GM crop produced by the mighty agri-MNC Monsanto - is let through by our corrupt regulatory body. Let’s put up strong resistance, demanding a ban on GM food/crops for 5 years, until they are proven safe for human consumption by independent, long-term studies.