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Patient discussion about eggplant

Q. Is it true that tomato seeds, eggplant seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Is it true that eating tomato with the seeds, eggplant with the seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Thanks again guys. You're all great.

A. No. Things with seeds are irritants to a condition called diverticulitis where pockets in the intestines become inflamed. the seeds sort of deposit there and become infected. Appendicitis is just an inflammation of your appendix plain and simple, no particular cause is really pinpointed.

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Similarly, wholesale price of brinjal varies between ` 20 and ` 25 per kg at Azadpur Mandi.
He said his position on Bt Brinjal was determined by the positions of state governments and the lack of consensus within the scientific community.
But Monsanto is still stealing native crops, including brinjal, and quietly working on GM varieties of them in test fields, which is a clear violation of India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA).
It demonstrated limited protection against Brinjal Shoot and Fruit Borer and subsequently, Mahyco developed a transgenic brinjal.
For each person who signs the petition, a brinjal would be added to the curry that would be later distributed to Delhi's poor.
In a release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab agriculture department, experts said that an acre of field can produce, on average, 20-25 tons of brinjal or egg plant.
Bansal, had claimed to have filed three patents for a novel gene discovery, including one on transgenic brinjal in 2007, based on which he was given the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award by the council for 2007- 2008.
Ramesh had earlier said he did not expect anybody to be happy with the keenly awaited decision, even as Karnataka joined Uttarakhand in deciding to ban Bt Brinjal without waiting for the Centre to take a call on commercialisation of the genetically modified crop.
The issue has turned controversial with major brinjal producing states u West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh that produce 60 per cent of this vegetable in India u vehemently opposing the introduction of Bt brinjal in their states.
Bansal, was given the prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for " outstanding research" in transgenic crops for the year 2007- 2008 on the basis of claims that he had " filed three patents for novel gene discovery", including one on transgenic brinjal.
Coimbatore, Feb 19 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said here on Thursday that BT brinjal needs to be accepted by Indian scientists, farmers and political leaders before it is adopted in the country.
The clash between the supporters and opponents of Bt brinjal broke out in the presence of federal Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh, who was expected to hear stakeholders' views.