Some responses — both from local and international levels — have been received relating to a news item published in the Financial Express on April 7, 2014 under the headline “Pest resistant Bt brinjal comes under pest attack.”
The FE correspondent prepared the report based on a recent field-level visit to Shaitail village in Gaziput district. During the visit, the reporter concerned talked to some of the local farmers including Haidul Islam at his Bt brinjal field. The conversations with the concerned farmers were also recorded and the voices of Mukibur Rahman and Haidul Islam are available with this correspondent.
Since the report was prepared on the basis of the field visit, the FE correspondent did not talk to the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) officials.
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