Issue Date: Sep 9, 2011
"National Biodiversity Authority has received a complaint from Environment Support Group on alleged violation by Monsanto and their collaborators for accessing and using the local brinjal varieties for development of Bt brinjal."
—— Jayanthi Natarajan
Union Minister of Environment and Forests
Members of Parliament cornered Union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan in the Rajya Sabha this week over bio-piracy issue of Bt brinjal asking her what action was being taken against the alleged violators.
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