Bangladesh’s GMO brinjal success undermines anti-GMO narrative

| | September 2, 2016

The anti-GMO narrative – and that is what it is, a story – has several consistent elements:. . . . GMOs are poisonous, bad for farmers, and solely promoted by companies out to make money by controlling the food source. . . The problem with this cartoon is that it does not comport with reality.

. . . .

[S]ome . . . GMOs . . . obviously break the anti-GMO narrative. These crops have anti-GMO activists in a panic, because they expose their lies and might just soften the public on GMOs . . . .

The story of Bt brinjal in Bangladesh is [a] dramatic example. . . Bt brinjal (eggplant) varieties were developed by several universities. . . .

Seeds were given to farmers who, by many accounts, are thrilled with the results. . . .

Farmers growing the Bt varieties report a dramatic reduction in pesticide use by over 80% and virtually no crop loss to pests. The plants are healthy and productive.

This is a disaster for the anti-GMO narrative. Monsanto is no where to be seen. . . There are no patents, the plants reduce pesticide use, and the farmers are happy.

. . . .

[The anti-GMO activists] response has been a campaign of lies and misinformation. . . .

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Bt Brinjal – Destroying the Anti-GMO Narrative

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Click the link above to read the full, original article.
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.

Send this to a friend