Myth: Farmers saving their own Bt brinjal seeds will be sued for patent infringement

Truth: No farmer will ever be sued for saving and replanting Bt brinjal seeds. Bt brinjal has been developed in the public sector and will be distributed non-commercially. There are no technology fees or royalties payable on Bt brinjal by any farmer in Bangladesh because the technology to develop it has been donated free of charge. Farmers will not just be permitted, but will be encouraged, to save their seeds.