Coimbatore: An attempt to stage a demonstration against Genetically Modified seeds in the name Bt inside the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) during the visit of the Governor of Tamil Nadu and Chancellor of TNAU, Surjit Singh Barnala created a flutter on Monday.
Even as the convoy was scheduled to enter the campus, a group of activists owing affiliation to Federation for Sustainable Development attempted to stage a demonstration on the southern side of the campus. They raised slogans stating that Bt was Biological Terrorism.
Bt deceived the farmers and caused even the death of cattle besides leaving an everlasting impact on humanity and fertility of the soil, the activists said.
Six persons were arrested and later released, the police said.