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

Are there potential impacts on non-target insects or other animals?

Most insecticide sprays kill more than just the target pest and often kill beneficial insects, including pollinators, and other animals. Evidence from Bt crops grown in other countries has shown a greater biodiversity of insects when such spraying is reduced. Bt brinjal targets the fruit and... More