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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kudos to Jairam Ramesh on Bt Cotton decision

Congratulations Mr. Jairam Ramesh !.
Although the MoEF has failed to act like a Scientific Ministry, that it
was originally conceived as, we finally have a Scientifically oriented
Minister at its helm. Hope it is the beginning of change for MoEF.
In his latest decision on Bt Brinjal, he rightly and succinctly points out ;
"When there is no overriding urgency, it is my duty to take a
precautionary approach.... It is my duty to adopt a cautious,
precautionary principle-based approach and impose a moratorium on
release of BT Brinjal, till such time independent scientific studies
establish, to the satisfaction of both the public and professionals, the
safety of the product from the point of view of its long term impact on
human health and environment, including the rich genetic wealth existing
in brinjal in our country. "..... Jairam Ramesh, Minister, MoEF

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