The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) is set to release three varieties of Bt Brinjal this year and two other varieties by next year despite controversies regarding its production a

Five years ago, India was a hostile place for researchers testing genetically modified (GM) crops. Its government barred the commercial planting of a transgenic aubergine (a vegetable locally known as brinjal) after protests from anti-GM activists. Then it gave state governments the power to veto transgenic-crop field trials. The result: an effective moratorium on such trials.

The news has published on dated 22 March 2015 in your daily about Bt Brinjal but Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) authority did not agree with this report.

The cultivation of genetically engineered Bt Brinjal in the country’s several districts has cost the farmers their fortunes again this year as the plants have either died out prematurely or fruited

Raising concerns over Maharashtra government’s approval for open field trials of GM crops, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking a reversal of his decision.

India has the fourth largest area planted under genetically modified (GM) crops, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA).

Gujarat has become the 11th state in the country to discourage field trials of the genetically modified (GM) food crops though it will continue to allow production of BT Cotton.

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association and 11 others organisations on Sunday sent a joint letter to the Ministry of Environment and Forest demanding cancellation of its gazette that permitted

A private seed company is preparing to market three genetically modified Bt brinjal seeds ignoring protests that there had been no biosafety tests of the transgenic crop.

The activist groups also said the government had violated the constitution and two international protocols – Convention on Biological Diversity and Cartegena Protocol – by releasing four geneticall