Yeddyurappa says no to Bt Brinjal

Bangalore, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as the union environment ministry is considering whether or not to allow the cultivation of Bt Brinjal, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Saturday said his state, a major producer of the vegetable, will not allow it as “it will sound the death knell for farmers”.
Yeddyurapppa told reporters on the margins of a function here he had informed the central government that Karnataka would not agree to commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal.