Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval committee was under "tremendous pressure" from the "industry and a minister" to approve it.
According to Basudeb Acharia, who heads the parliamentary standing committee on agriculture, "the issue needs to be probed as the co-chairman of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) Arjula Reddy was under tremendous pressure as he was getting calls from the industry, GEAC and a minister to approve Bt Brinjal".
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