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 is dangerous for the health of consumers because the Bt pesticide is contained in the fruit

Truth: The pesticide in Bt brinjal is only toxic if you happen to be a fruit and shoot borer caterpillar. Humans, and indeed all other animals, are not affected by the Bt protein involved, which is known to scientists as cry1Ac. There are many examples of plant-derived... More