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

Bt Brinjal Mela Teaser

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 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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