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Mar 3, 2010

WSJ Op-Ed: Why Is India Shunning Safer Food?

Jairam Ramesh,
India's Minister of
Environment & Forests

Photo: The Hindu  
The Wall Street Journal's Asia Opinion section published an article on the Indian government's decision to ban BT brinjal that was written  by Mr. C. Kamaswara Rao, former Chairman of the Department of Botany and the Department of Sericulture at Bangalore University and Executive Secretary of the Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness and Education in Bangalore, India.

India's Minister of Environment & Forests from 2009 to 2011, Jairam Ramesh was one of the principal advocates for placing a ban on the commercialization of BT brinjal. 

For more see: Rao, C. Kameswara.  "Why Is India Shunning Safer Food? One Thing's For Sure: The Moratorium on Genetically Modified Eggplant Wasn't a Decision Based on Science."  Wall Street Journal, Opinion Asia, 3 March 2010.

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