BELA demands halt to cultivation of BT brinjal for sake of biodiversity FE Report

7 March, 2014

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA) demanded halt to Bt Brinjal cultivation in the country due to its biodiversity related risk issues.

The BELA chief Syeda Rezwana Hasan also demanded disclosure of the treaties between BARI (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute) and the multinational seed giant Monsanto which was kept secret for last eight years.

She placed her demand while presiding over a civil society dialogue styled “open cultivation of Bt Brinjal causes environmental and health risk” held at the Bishwa Sahitto Kendro (BSK) auditorium in the city organised by BELA jointly with the Anti-Bt Brinjal Ganamorcha (a people’s platform).