IN the wake of the mounting protests against the proposed introduction of Bt brinjal, the Tamil Nadu Agr i c u l t u r a l U n ive r s i t y (TNAU) Vice-Chancellor P Murugesa Boopathi said the institute would not go ahead with its plan of introducing the new varieties for cultivation after the government refused to grant permission for the release.

Ministry of Environment and Forests decision on commercialisation of Bt-Brinjal.
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Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has come out in support of the verdict on Bt-brinjal announced by Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State (independent charge) for Environment and Forests.

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BHUBANESWAR: As the entire nation awaits the decision of Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on the issue of Bt brinjal, the United Coalition Against Genetic Engineering (Uncage), Orissa, today urged him to reject the entry of genetically modified organism

CHENNAI: A Siddha medical practitioner here has filed a writ petition in the Madras High Court praying that the approval granted by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on October 14 last year for environmental release of Bt brinjal in the country be declared null and void.

With RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) spearheading a campaign against introduction of Bt brinjal and Sangh boss Mohan Bhagwat too speaking out against it, BJP-ruled Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh went the Uttarakhand way today, announcing a ban on commercial cultivation of Bt brinjal.

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A WRIT plea has been made in the Madras High Court to declare null and void, the approval dated October 14, 2009 of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for the environmental release of Bt brinjal in India.

In the context of the stiff opposition to the introduction of Bt brinjal in the market by activists in particular, although some scientists too have expressed their opposition to the move, one is reminded of the atmosphere prevailing at the time of the introduction of the high-yielding semi-dwarf varieties of wheat in India in the late 1960s which had resulted in the introduction of what was later

A unique festival that celebrated the diversity of brinjal was held in the heritage city of Mysore on 13 December, 2009. Called the