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India’s farmers wait as Bangladesh embraces biotech eggplant

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Many people in India view their neighbors in Bangladesh with a measure of pity. They inhabit an overcrowded, less-developed country whose citizens earn less than half of India’s per-capita income. Massive floods are a seasonal terror. Man-made woes also curse them, including the Savar building collapse in April. It killed more than 1,100 people in the deadliest structural failure in modern history.

In one important regard, however, Bangladesh is embracing technology and will jump ahead of India, as well as all other countries: It’s about to allow the commercial planting of genetically modified brinjal, a staple vegetable that many people around the world call eggplant.

Growers in Bangladesh will soon become the envy of India’s farmers.

Read the full, original story here: India’s Farmers Wait as Bangladesh Embraces Biotech Brinjal




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