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Brinjal has been grown here for more than 4000 years. The Cartagena Protocol prohibits genetic fiddling with vegetables that originate in a country.

BT-brinjal, is supposed to work, by installing a gene in brinjal, that creates some protein crystals. When an insect tries to feed of the plant, these crystals destroy the insects digestive tract, killing it. The government, prodded by Monsanto, is in a great hurry to introduce it , for the first time in the world. Without long term observations of its effects on humans, ignoring remarks of the Supreme Court appointed scientist, Dr Pushpa Bhargava , a GEAC committee member.

Wouldn't it be great if "money" could be genetically modified, so those who wrongly "imbibed it", would develop malignant digestive tracts? Or malignant brain neurons?

And can you imagine official opposition to it ?

BT-Money ?


Vinod_Sharma said...

Brilliant idea! That is what India really needs: BT Money that can destroy the brain tracts that look for it, killing/exposing the one who takes it! Sounds Sci-fi now; who knows what will happen 50 years down the line?

BK Chowla, said...

Frankly, I am not having much knowledge of this subject.
However,if there is a protest from the farmers etc,any decision must be taken in national interest.

manju said...

An independent French study has slammed B T Brinjal. It has further disclosed that the safety data in India has been presented by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Ltd (Mahyco) which is the Indian partner of US biotech giant Monsanto- and as such cannot be unbiased.

Happy Kitten said...

We are just being taught to be selfish and greedy.. nd they say it is only to help the small farmers..

yes.. BT money..

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