UNDP Report is biased: KRRS
'The Hindu'- ADAGUR,July 15.
The farmers' movement in Third World will be forced to launch a "Burn
UNDP 2001 Report" stir on lines similar to the "Cremate Monsanto"
agitation, Prof. M.D. Nanjundaswamy, President, Karnataka Rajya Raitha
Sangha(KRRS), warned today. Speaking to presspersons on the sidelines
of the KRRS public meeting here in Belur Taluk, he said the current UNDP
report was biased.
He said it was sad that the United Nations (U.N.) was becoming a mouthpiece
of multinational companies and propagating the use of genetically-modified
food as a solution to feeding more people in developing countries. He
the U.N. must concentrate on correcting the deficient distribution of
surplus foodstocks the world over, and direct the stocks to the deserving
Refering the recent decision of the Centre to "de-freeze" 60
of foodgrains rotting in its godowns to people above poverty line, he
that it was an indicator of poverty amidst plenty. In this situation,
latest UNDP Report was shocking in the sense that it had detached itself
from the principles of neutrality it had observed all these years.
He siad that last year's UNDP Report was impartial and its sudden change
stand was purplexing. Traditional means of agriculture had proved that
could provide sufficient foodgrains to feed all human beings in this world
without resorting to use of genetically-modified crops.The U.N. acting
the World Bank and the IMF was not a good augury for a neutral body.
Karnataka Rajya Ryota Sangha
[Karnataka State Farmer's Association]
2111,7th-A Cross,3rd Main,
Vijayanagar 2nd Stage