BT Brinjal & Risk assessment

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BT Brinjal

  • In 2006, Maharashtra Hybird Seeds Company submitted biosafety and efficacy data to the GEAC and applied for permission to conduct large-scale trials
  • At the same time SC imposed a ban on the on-going field trials
  • An expert committee was constituted by GEAC to look into the concerns raised by several civil society actors
  • SC later lifted the ban on field trials
  • After a series of reviews the environment ministry declared a moratorium on Bt Brinjal in Feb 2010

Risk assessment

  • Civil society has demanded that the science of risk assessment be made rigourous, independent and peer-reviewed
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