Project Updates

06 April 2017: Blog post: Workshop at BARI brings together researchers and media
17 March 2017: Download one page information sheet about Feed the Future South Asia Eggplant Imnprovement Partnership
10 November 2016: Philippines field research shows no negative impacts Bt eggplant non-target organisms
22 September 2016: Current pesticide controls
21 August 2016: GM crop cultivation to continue: Matia
26 July 2016: Philippines Supreme Court reverses GMO ruling

 

Bt brinjal facts

Is it true that Bt brinjal seeds are sterile after one harvest, forcing farmers to buy seed for every planting?

There is no truth in this statement. Bt brinjal will be available as open pollinated varieties that will reach the farmers at low cost through a public distribution system by the various agricultural universities and research institutions involved in the project. These varieties will be... More