Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's cautious stance in imposing a moratorium on genetically modified Bt brinjal has been vindicated, if indirectly and ironically, by none other than seed giant Monsanto. Monsanto recently admitted that pests have developed resistance to the first GM crop it introduced in India. (Time: 2:03)
For the first time, multinational giant Monsanto has admitted that a pest, pink bollworm, has developed resistance to its genetically modified Bt cotton variety in Gujarat. Activists warn that this could happen in Bt brinjal and the 33 other GM crops in the pipeline for India.
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