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: Farmers saving their own Bt brinjal seeds will be sued for patent infringement

Truth: No farmer will ever be sued for saving and replanting Bt brinjal seeds. Bt brinjal has been developed in the public sector and will be distributed non-commercially. There are no technology fees or royalties payable on Bt brinjal by any farmer in Bangladesh because the... More