Project Updates

22 April 2017: Blog post: Bangladesh March for Science
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
 

Bt brinjal facts

Myth: Because Bt brinjal is genetically modified means that more chemicals are used and promotes monoculture cropping

Truth: The association of GMOs with chemical monoculture derives from a misunderstanding about herbicide-tolerant crops widely used in North and South America. Bt brinjal is genetically engineered to avoid the use of insecticides, not to encourage it. It is not ‘resistant to... More