|What are the reasons for the people's resistance to the introduction of Btbrinjal in India?
|1. Btbrinjal has been created by inserting a gene from a soil fungus into its genome.
|2. The seeds of Btbrinjal are terminator seeds and therefore, the farmers have to buy the seeds before every season from the seed companies.
|3. There is an apprehension that the consumption of Btbrinjal may have adverse impact on health.
|4. There are some concerns that the introduction of Btbrinjal may have adverse effect on the biodiversity. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
A) 1, 2 and 3
B) 2 and 3
C) Only 4
D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] BtBrinjal is the first Genetically Modified food crop in India that has reached the approval stage for commercialization. BtBrinjal is the first Genetically Modified food crop in India that has reached the approval stage for commercialization. BtBrinjal has been developed by inserting a gene cry 1 Ac from a soil bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis through an Agrobacterium- mediated gene transfer. It is a genetically modified brinjal developed by the Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company Ltd. (Mahyco), a leading Indian seed company. Btbrinjal contains three foreign genes which have been inserted.
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