With brinjal (eggplant) approval, Bangladesh joins GMO club

October 29, 2013

The National Committee on Biosafety (NCB) yesterday officially released [Bangladesh’s] first genetically modified (GM) food crop, brinjal, which is infused with pest-resistant gene.

The decision was taken following a two-day meeting of the NCB, the highest regulatory body for GM crop release, held at the environment ministry with its secretary in the chair.

With this decision, Bangladesh becomes the 29th country in the world to grow GM crop. In South Asia, India, Pakistan and Myanmar grow GM crop cotton. With the NCB nod, Bangladesh becomes the first in the region to grow a GM food crop.

Read the full, original story here: “Modified brinjal finally sees light”

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