The cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops has hit a new global peak, resulting in significant economic and environmental benefits, according to a report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri‐biotech Applications (ISAAA). Nearly 90 percent of the crops were grown by small-holder farmers, and developing nations planted 56 percent of the total.
The April 22 March for Science is gaining traction around the world, including Bangladesh.
Though agricultural biotechnology has suffered some legal setbacks in the Philippines, the regulatory process is now moving forward, and commercialization of the pest-resistant Bt talong (also known as brinjal, or eggplant) seems likely.
The Philippines Supreme Court has reversed its decision to halt field trials of GMO talong, also known as brinjal and eggplant.
The Bangladeshi farmer at the center of a controversy on GMOs has spoken out to clarify his recent experience of growing Bt brinjal, the pest-resistant eggplant which is under the international media spotlight as the world's first genetically-modified food crop being grown in a developing country.
Bangladeshi farmers discuss their success growing Bt brinjal, a new variety of genetically modified eggplant that is resistant to the fruit and shoot borer pest.