Project Updates

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
30 June 2016: Bt eggplant close to 100% effective in controlling pests, shows new paper
 

Bt brinjal facts

Myth: Farmers who use Bt brinjal will end up bankrupt because the seeds cost more and they become dependent on the technology

Truth: This myth originates from accusations about Bt cotton, which has been extensively adopted by Indian farmers because of its success in resisting pest infestation and thereby delivering better harvests. The truth about the situation in India is that Bt technology has been... More