Bangladesh announces release of 3 more GMO pest-resistant eggplant varieties

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Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) will release three more varieties of the country’s first genetically modified (GM) crop–Bt Brinjal [eggplant], which is infused with a pest-resistant gene.

BARI Director General Dr. Abul Kalam Azad made the announcement….

Addressing the occasion, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury said that government is ready to accept any advanced technology keeping in mind the safety of the people.

Currently, around 6,000 farmers in 36 districts are cultivating four Bt Brinjal verities….

Farmers … started cultivating the Bt Brinjal [in Bangladesh] for the first time in 2014. With the journey of cultivating Bt Brinjal, Bangladesh has joined a group of 29 countries that grow GM crops.

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