Project Updates

10 June 2019: For those who wish to obtain a copy of Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh: The First Genetically Engineered Food Crop in a Developing Country article but do not have access to the Mann Library at Cornell, please visit this URL to purchase a copy.

1 May 2019: Bt Brinjal farmers of Bangladesh reaping surplus benefits from the technology

22 February 2019: US Ambassador to Bangladesh tours Bt brinjal field


Bt brinjal facts

What is genetic engineering?

Genetic engineering involves the introduction of a specific gene into the genome of a plant to obtain a desired trait. The gene introduced may come from another plant species or from any other organism. While traditional plant breeding involves crossing related plants, genetic engineering uses... More