The opposition to BT brinjal has partly arisen because some Solanum species are widely used in Indian medicine. According to Prof. C Kamswara Rao of the Foundation of Biotechnology Awareness and Education
Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness and Education
India's genetic engineering approval committee disapproves of the use of the GUS gene in transgenic food crops
The report reviews the decision by the Indian regulatory authority to stall the commercial release of transgenic crops containing the reporter gene GUS because of environmental implications, though scientists have concluded it safe. This decision will impact many crops, including those developed for drought and salt tolerance.
<p>Scientist C. Kameswara Rao reviews the document released by the Minister of Environment and Forests of the Government of India that declares a moratorium on the commercial release of Bt brinjal (eggplant) in India. Through a scientific review process Dr.