Illegal GM brinjal was second crop,officials destroy plants

The Haryana horticulture department has uprooted and deeply buried the illegal cultivation of genetically modified brinjal. Recently,farmers in Haryana and experts had expressed fears of widespread contamination of GM brinjal in the state as farmer was found cultivating Bt brinjal illegally. The Bt brinjal refers to a group of transgenic brinjals created by inserting a… Continue reading Illegal GM brinjal was second crop,officials destroy plants

Prashant Bhushan sends notice to Centre on Bt Brinjal

Recently,Senior advocate has sent a legal notice to Union Environment Minister asking for a freeze on all genetically modified organisms (including Bt Brinjal) including field trials. This notice comes in the backdrop of activist groups had said that they had found evidence of Bt Brinjal being grown in a farmer’s field in Haryana. He has… Continue reading Prashant Bhushan sends notice to Centre on Bt Brinjal

Genetically modified brinjal illegally cultivated in Haryana

Anti-GMO groups has alleged that Bt brinjal which is a genetically modified variety of brinjal is being cultivated illegally in Haryana. The farmer group has demanded that the government immediately ascertain the extent of illegal Bt brinjal cultivation.It should also take deterrent action against seed suppliers involved and destroy all Bt brinjal plots to prevent… Continue reading Genetically modified brinjal illegally cultivated in Haryana