On the 18th, 19th and 20th of February 2009, safe food alliance met around 6000 students and 1000 public in the city of Coimbatore.
Street play marathon titled “Thalaiyaati Bhommaigal” by the team named “Theatre for Rights” from Chennai performed to highlight the issue of GM and state of the farmer today.Colleges visited:
• P.S.G. Management College, Peelamedu
• G.R. Damodaran College, Nava India
• P.S.G.R. Krishnamal College, Hope College
• Hindustan College, Meenakshi Garden
• C.I.T. College, Sitra
• Nirmala College, Red Field
• P.S.G. Medical College, Peelamedu
• N.G.P. College, Nehru Nagar
• R.V.S. Engineering College, Sulur
also some of the neighbouring villages like Kaalapatti, Thondamuthur and V.O.C park.
The response has been overwhelming and we have got more than 4000 signatures on banners.
The core of the play has been “GM crops are in Tamil Nadu, and GM can be harmful to your health and farmers livelihood. It is in Coimbatore today and it could be in your plate tomorrow. The reason behind this is the MNC Monsanto and its subsidiary – the state owned “Tamil Nadu Agricultural University”.