Scientists from three different agencies have announced that 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, setting an annual temperature record for the third year in a row.
A very common criticism against genetically modified (GM) crops, whenever they are mentioned, is to automatically associate them with a certain group of big companies...
Scientists have long attributed the sluggish advance of genetically engineered food products to weak political will, rather than shortcomings in the technology.
Mohammad Hafizur Rahman is a pioneer. An unassuming man living with his mother, brother, and sister in a small village a few hours north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, he is one of the first farmers in the developing world to grow a genetically modified food crop: so-called Bt brinjal, or eggplant.
While geographic considerations, cultural practices, and agronomic methods vary considerably in the three aforementioned Asian countries, farmers share a common burden.
Bangladeshi farmers dreaming of a better life find hope in the successful field demonstrations of Bt brinjal — eggplant genetically engineered to resist destructive pests.
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