Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: Women’s organisations, social service outfits and people’s movements of Kanyakumari district observed fast in front of the Collectorate here on Saturday as a part of national level agitation to urge the Government to find out an early solution to their five-point charter of demands, including not to consider the controversial report cleared by genetic engineering approval committee, stop the commercial release of Bt. brinjal, enforce a moratorium on all open air field trials of genetically modified crops until an independent analysis proving the safety to human beings and environment in the long term would be made available for the public scrutiny.

They urged the Government to take immediate action against illegal GM foods imported to India and put in place a mechanism at ports to screen imported food for GM ingredients.