India buys time over GM brinjal

Launch of genetically modified vegetable delayed to allow more scientific tests.



    India has delayed the launch of its first genetically modified vegetable. After months of consultations, the country's environment minister has said that more tests were needed before the commercial release of a new variety of eggplant.

    Jairam Ramesh told reporters on Tuesday that "a moratorium will be in place until all tests are carried out to the satisfaction of everyone ... If that means no start of production, so be it."

    Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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