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

Myth: Bt brinjal was banned in India and the Philippines so Bangladesh should follow suit

Truth: It is true that professional anti-GMO activists and European-based NGOs have so far succeeded in thwarting the introduction of Bt brinjal in both countries. In the Philippines, Greenpeace activists even attacked and destroyed a Bt brinjal trial crop, and later succeeded... More