Necessary tests on Bt brinjal not done
The Chair of the expert committee, who previously admitted the immense pressure he'd been under from Government and industry, admits in this report that the necessary tests on Bt brinjal simply were not done. He also admits, "The damage it will do, we do not know at this stage".
The earlier CNN-IBN report is available at: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/controversy-continues-over-bt-brinjal-approval/106190-3.html
The new CNN-IBN EXCLUSIVE: "Bt Brinjal tests inadequate: How safe is it?", is also viewable online. Please click on the video link to hear Arjula Reddy speak to the correspondent Rupashree Nanda.
INTRO: "In October, an Expert Committee gave its approval to Bt Brinjal. Now not just activists or dissenters, even the chairman of that expert group concedes that necessary tests were not done. And without them, at this stage, we simply do not know whether Bt Brinjal is safe or not. CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda with this exclusive report."