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

Myth:Bt brinjal will cross-pollinate with other varieties and thereby eliminate traditional brinjal cultivation

Truth: Bt brinjal varieties are not new varieties— they are the same as the old varieties that farmers prefer, except that they have genes that mean it can resist insect pest attack. Brinjal is very largely self-pollinated, which means that pollen rarely leaves the plant, and... More