The opposition to BT brinjal has partly arisen because some Solanum species are widely used in Indian medicine. According to Prof.

The report reviews the decision by the Indian regulatory authority to stall the commercial release of transgenic crops containing the reporter gene GUS because of environmental implications, though scientists have concluded it safe. This decision will impact many crops, including those developed for drought and salt tolerance.

Scientist C. Kameswara Rao reviews the document released by the Minister of Environment and Forests of the Government of India that declares a moratorium on the commercial release of Bt brinjal (eggplant) in India. Through a scientific review process Dr.