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Govt drafts bill to set up Biotechnology Regulatory body

The govt has drafted a bill which seeks setting up of a biotechnology regulatory body to regulate manufacture, import and use of organisms and products of modern bio-technology.

`Ban on Bt brinjal hurting Indian scientists`

A leading Indian biochemist has urged Environment & Forests ministry to lift ban on Bt brinjal.

PM holds consultation on Bt brinjal issue

Against the backdrop of the
controversy surrounding the Bt brinjal issue, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held consultation with some his

BT brinjal to become reality soon: TNAU VC

BT brinjal, over which the government has put a moratorium would become a reality in a couple of years after farmers are convinced of its positive aspects, according to a top official of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural university.

Bt Brinjal will be single largest disaster: Top scientist

With less than 10 days to go for Environment Minister`s final call on the introduction of genetically modified brinjal, leading scientist Pushp Bhargava has warned that if Bt Brinjal is allowed it would be "a disaster".

Assn plea to Centre to approve Bt Brinjal for cultivation

An association of biotechnology
scientists on Wednesday appealed to the Centre to approve Bt Brinjal
for commercial cultivation `without further delay for the
benefit of Indian farmers and consumers.`

India in no hurry to introduce Bt Brinjal: Ramesh

India is in no hurry to
introduce commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal, Environment
Minister Jairam Ramesh said here on Saturday after facing stiff
opposition at a public hearing.

Decision on Bt brinjal by mid-February: Ramesh

Environment Minister Jairam
Ramesh today said a decision would be taken on the
controversial issue of Bt brinjal by mid-February.

Ramesh loses cool during debate on Bt Brinjal

High drama marked the first public
consultation over the controversial commercialisation of Bt
Brinjal with Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh getting livid at an
agitated participant whom he threatened to throw out.

BT brinjal technology is safe, says Dr. Gosal of Punjab Agriculture University

A distinguished professor with the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has said that Bt brinjal is not harmful and added that it’s a safe technology.

India’s 1st GM vegetable Bt brinjal gets nod

Country`s biotechnology regulator has given environmental clearance to Genetically Modified Bt brinjal.