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What is this BT Brinjal issue?

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Asked by hitler, 31 Jan '10 03:39 pm
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This case discusses the introduction of bt brinjal in india in the backdrop of the controversy surrounding genetically modified (gm) crops in india. monsanto holdings p ltd, a us based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation that promoted gm crops in india through mahyco-monsanto biotech (a 50:50 joint venture between monsanto and maharashtra hybrid seeds company) found itself in the center of this debate.
india, as a party to the convention on biodiversity and having ratified the cartagena protocol (cp) is committed to the safe handling of living modified organisms (lmos) or gmos. cp provides a broad framework on biosafety especially focusing on transboundary movements of gmos and also covers seeds that are meant for intentional release into the environment, as well as those gmos that are intended for food, feed or used in food processing. bt cotton was the first transgenic crop to be released in india. after its introduction in the year 2002, there has been a lot of co ...more
Answered by Josna, 31 Jan '10 04:06 pm

 
  
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Release of Bt brinjal into the environment for food, feed and cultivation may present a serious risk for human and animal health; the GM aubergine is unfit for consumption [1] . That's the verdict of French scientist Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini of the Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN), who carried out the first ever independent assessment of Monsanto-Mahyco's dossier on toxicity tests submitted to the Indian regulatory authorities.

Professor Seralini, commissioned by Greenpeace India to undertake the assessment, said his key findings were statistically significant differences between groups of animals fed GM and non-GM brinjal in the raw data, which were discounted rather than used to raise food safety concerns and to call for further investigation [2]. Although the differences were not reported in the dossier summaries, they remained visible in the raw experimental data. These differences, seen by Monsanto-Mahyco, were deemed bio ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 31 Jan '10 04:27 pm

 
  
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It is a kind of hybrid bringal developed for adoption by our farmers.The controversy is about its requirement of a lot of pesticides n insecticides whicgh may creat enviornmental hazard.Some enviornmentalists call it a disaster on man kind.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 31 Jan '10 03:50 pm

 
  
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