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India battles introduction of genetically modified foods

India battles introduction of Genetically Modified foods L-R Non-genetically modified variety of brinjal that has been attacked by the Fruit and Shoot Borer insect leaving black marks. Right A genetically modified variety of the same brinjal that carries the Bt gene and is resistant to the insect attack. India houses over 2500 varieties of organically grown brinjal varieties and brinjal is a popular vegetable. A small annual shrub the Brinjal or the egg plant is in the midst of a raging controversy in India, as the government does a fine balancing act on whether to grant final permission to introduce a genetically modified variety of this plant as the first genetically modified vegetable crop in India or not. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images)
India battles introduction of genetically modified foods
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Corbis Historical
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January 23, 2010
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