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

Is it true that Bt brinjal seeds are sterile after one harvest, forcing farmers to buy seed for every planting?

There is no truth in this statement. Bt brinjal will be available as open pollinated varieties that will reach the farmers at low cost through a public distribution system by the various agricultural universities and research institutions involved in the project. These varieties will be... More