Video: GMO Bt eggplants fetch higher prices in Bangladesh because of lower pesticide residues

Screen Shot at PM
Photo from Al Jazeera

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.

Bangladesh’s decision to allow modified crops has turned the eyes of ardent opponents and proponents toward it. . . .

But how do farmers like Islam judge the new genetically modified crops? We meet him in the middle of his first harvesting season. . . .

Islam: he genetically modified eggplants are better than the conventional ones as you can grow them without pesticides. The worms do not attack them. They taste good. . .

Islam’s wife: . . . and virtually no plants are damaged. In the market they yield one to two cents more than conventional eggplants.

Islam’s eggplants are popular as they contain less pesticide residue and are perceived to be healthier. . . .

. . . .

Although the season is only half way through, Islam has already earned. . . $380 from his eggplants.Last year he only received . . . $320 for the whole season. The higher profit is the result of lower pesticide use and expenditure, higher yields and a better price at market.

Read full, original post: Bangladesh’s genetically modified eggplants

Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

As Europe sees record coronavirus cases and deaths, Slovakia is testing its entire adult population. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw explains how ...
mag insects image superjumbo v

Disaster interrupted: Which farming system better preserves insect populations: Organic or conventional?

A three-year run of fragmentary Armageddon-like studies had primed the journalism pumps and settled the media framing about the future ...
dead bee desolate city

Are we facing an ‘Insect Apocalypse’ caused by ‘intensive, industrial’ farming and agricultural chemicals? The media say yes; Science says ‘no’

The media call it the “Insect Apocalypse”. In the past three years, the phrase has become an accepted truth of ...
globalmethanebudget globalcarbonproject cropped x

Infographic: Cows cause climate change? Agriculture scientist says ‘belching bovines’ get too much blame

A recent interview by Caroline Stocks, a UK journalist who writes about food, agriculture and the environment, of air quality ...
organic hillside sweet corn x

Organic v conventional using GMOs: Which is the more sustainable farming?

Many consumers spend more for organic food to avoid genetically modified products in part because they believe that “industrial agriculture” ...
benjamin franklin x

Are most GMO safety studies funded by industry?

The assertion that biotech companies do the research and the government just signs off on it is false ...

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies for tighter GMO legislation and famously puts out annual "dirty dozen" list of fruits and ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be the prime mover behind the ongoing campaign against agricultural biotechnology at Consumer Reports. He is an ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend