Monday, October 19, 2009

PMK fires salvo against Bt Brinjal - Yahoo! India News

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    • 'Only three months ago, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had said that there is no need for GM vegetables. But now an organisation under his ministry has accorded sanction for commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal in a hurry,' Ramadoss said here in a statement.
    • Questioning the need for GM vegetables when the European Union has banned these, he alleged that such vegetables are being thrust upon the country under the US aid. This in the long run would make Indian farming a monopoly market for private seed companies, he added.