GMOs, BT Brinjal, Risk Assessment, Maharashtra Hybird, Committee

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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 But 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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