Kumar initiated the work on Bt brinjal
in India in 1994, even before the Maharashtra hybrid seeds company (Mahyco) thought of developing Bt cotton, by licensing it from agricultural company Monsanto.
Indian company Mahyco, in collaboration with US biotech giant Monsanto, pushed for the introduction of genetically modified brinjal
- a move which met with much resistance from activists.
Ahmedabad, Jan 20 (ANI): Environmental activists opposing the commercial cultivation of BT Brinjal
raised slogans against Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh here on Tuesday.
were cleared for large- scale cultivation by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee of the environment ministry on October 14, 2009.
THE humble eggplant or brinjal
is all set to undergo a high tech metamorphosis in India, with the approval of its genetically modified version for commercial application.
Kolkata, Jan 14 (ANI): Environmental activists opposing commercial cultivation of BT Brinjal
raised slogans against Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh here on Wednesday.
The genetically- modified ( GM) brinjal
has been cleared for environmental release by a high- level committee under the environment ministry.
The commercialisation of genetically modified Bt brinjal
approved by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), the biotechnology regulator on Wednesday (October 14), has met with serous concerns by various organisations.
As far as the farmers are concerned, there has been no demand for Bt Brinjals
from their side.
Kuala Lumpur, May 14 (ANI): A Malay man who has been using cucumbers and brinjals
while having sex with his wife has been reported to the police for the indecent act.
Despite all the adverse trends, the farmers alleged that the Agriculture Department of Orissa is bent upon regularising the illegal BT cotton cultivation in the State and also encourage field trials of BT brinjals
They include brinjals
, gourds, turnips, spinach and even tomatoes produced locally during summers.