Project Updates

22 September 2016: Current pesticide controls
21 August 2016: GM crop cultivation to continue: Matia
26 July 2016: Philippines Supreme Court reverses GMO ruling
30 June 2016: Bt eggplant close to 100% effective in controlling pests, shows new paper
07 June 2016: Bt brinjal farmers in Bangladesh in their own words, a video from the Alliance for Science

Bt brinjal facts

Have consumers been eating insect-resistant plants containing Bt?

Consumers in many countries have been consuming Bt crops, or products derived from them, since they were first commercialized in 1996. For example, about 30% of the world’s production of corn is protected from insect attack by a Bt protein very similar to the one in Bt eggplant.