Project Updates

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

9 January 2019: Crop Technology improves farmers lives

 

Bt brinjal facts

Have consumers been eating insect-resistant plants containing Bt?

Consumers in many countries have been consuming Bt crops, or products derived from them, since they were first commercialized in 1996. For example, about 30% of the world’s production of corn is protected from insect attack by a Bt protein very similar to the one in Bt eggplant.