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

Many research institutions and activist groups have advised farmers to use less pesticides and chemical sprays for crops and go “organic”. How does Bt brinjal fit in with this idea?

There is no effective counter to pests such as the fruit and shoot borer in organic cultivation of brinjal. Most available methods fall far short of effective goals at pest control and are labour and resource intensive, rendering them impractical and prohibitive. Bt brinjal, on the other hand... More