Invite: (Saving the) Brinjal (As We Know It) Festival in Dilli Haat

Brinjal, baingan, is the king of vegetables which comes with its own crown! The Conveying Collective of Delhi for I am No Lab Ratis organizing a day long event that will celebrate the diversity of Brinjals and contemplate our role in protecting them.

Come and interact with Brinjal’s to learn more about it’s culture!

Venue: Dilli Haat
Date: 18th July, 2009
Time: 10:30 hours to 21:00 hours

Inauguration by Kiran Walia, Minister of Health, Delhi State @ 11.30 AM

Sunita Godara, 1992 Asian Marathon Champion will be the chief guest and the judge of cooking competition at 17.30 hours

Why a Brinjal Festival?

With Bt-Brinjal on the verge of approval as the first GM food into Indian Food Chain, Genetically Modified (GM) food crops pose a grave threat to the diversity and to our health as consumers. There is also a threat for the traditional way of cultivation of brinjals so far in India. The Brinjal Festival is an attempt to bring a better consciousness and respect for our rich diverse food. We should make informed choices about food, one of the most fundamental right.

What’s the plan for the day?

  • A Brinjal special subzi’s for you to savour
  • Cooking competition for innovative brinjal dishes [Interested participants are requested register by writing to iamnolabratdelhi@gmail.com]
  • A quiz competition with Brinjal as the theme
  • Brinjal Diversity Exhibition showcasing varieties of brinjal from various parts of the country
  • Screening of Mahesh Bhatt’s film Poison on the Platter (Read Review)
  • Awareness campaign about GM foods and the risk to our health and environment. A photo exhibition on diversities of Brinjal
  • An exclusive Interview with Brinjal
For further information, please contact:

E-mail: iamnolabratdelhi@gmail.com, aid.selva@gmail.com
Selva: +91-98913 58457 | Click here for more

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Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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