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Genetically Modified Brinjal / Aubergine

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Bt Brinjal Fails Two Years Running Risks Spreading Disease
Bt brinjal varieties planted all over the country die from disease prematurely or fail to fruit, and fail to protect against target pest; a moratorium must now be imposed as a matter of utmost urgency to prevent the spread of new disease to indigenous varieties
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 20th April 2015

Bangladeshi Bt Brinjal Pilot Scheme Failed
Pest infestations, low yields, unwanted produce and unlicensed cultivation as Bt Brinjal is forced on South Asian citizens
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 7th July 2014

Don't Grow Bt Brinjal
100 civil society organisations around the world oppose Bt brinjal commercialization for Bangladesh
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 18th December 2013

Defend Gilles-Eric Seralini and Transparency in GMO Risk Assessment!
Gilles-Eric Séralini, professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen in France, and president of the scientific council for independent research on genetic engineering (CRIIGEN), is among the world’s leading researchers into the risks of GMOs. His critique of the dossier submitted by Monsanto’s subsidiary in India for commercial growing of ‘Bt Brinjal’ (GM egg plant) played an important part in persuading the Indian Environment Minister to impose a moratorium.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Peter Saunders 5th October 2010

Bt Brinjal Halted
but Fight against GM neo-Colonialism Continues
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 19th April 2010

Bt Brinjal Unfit for Human Consumption
Expert independent scientist verdict contradicts Indian regulatory authorities on biosafety of GM aubergine
Sam Burcher 9th February 2009

Mass Protests against GM Crops in India
As India edges closer to what is probably the last year of field trials for Bt Brinjal (eggplant, aubergine) before commercial approval may be granted, large scale resistance has been building up all over the country
Kavitha Kurunganti 30th April 2008

GM Egg Plant Contains Bt Toxin Linked to Hundreds of Allergy Cases and Thousands of Sheep Deaths
It would be unthinkable and irresponsible to approve the genetically modified eggplant. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins find no published studies nor experimental details on safety tests in the application for field releases of the Bt brinjal and raise serious questions
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 14th July 2006