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06 April 2017 - by Arif Hossain Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) and Feed the Future South Asia Eggplant Improvement Partnership jointly organized a day-long workshop on “... more

10 November 2016 - by Mark Lynas The first-ever field level study of the effects of insect-resistant genetically modified Bt eggplants on non-target arthropod species, carried out... more

22 August 2016 - by The Daily Star The government will continue plans allowing Genetically Modified (GM) crop cultivation, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury told a discussion yesterday... more

30 June 2016 - by Mark Lynas The genetically modified eggplant known as 'Bt brinjal' provides dramatic control of its most serious insect pest in Asia and eliminates the need for... more

20 May 2016 - by Md. Arif Hossain “There is no substitute for seeing crop production on the ground in-country when you are trying to evaluate a project,” said Joe Huesing, senior... more

02 May 2016 - by In 2013 Bangladesh commercialised Bt eggplant, becoming the first developing country in the world to take a public sector genetically modified food crop to benefit... more

29 March 2016 - by Linda McCandless To strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines, the U.S. Agency for International... more

04 March 2016 - by SEARCA Filipino farmer leaders from Pangasinan, Isabela, Butuan, Bukidnon, and Maguindanao recently participated in a two-day study visit to Bt brinjal (eggplant) farms... more

11 August 2015 - by John Bakum Brinjal is a very popular vegetable which is grown year round all over Bangladesh. The brinjal shoot and fruit borer is the key pest of brinjal in this... more