The dossiers submitted by Mahyco in support of their application for commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) Bt brinjal raise serious concerns. Bt brinjal has been modified to produce an unknown chimeric insecticide toxin containing Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac modified sequences.

Farmers around the world continued to plant more land with genetically modified crops in 2007, according to a biotech industry-sponsored report released Wednesday. Here are key facts from the report issued by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, also known as ISAAA: * Biotech crop acres in 2007 totaled 114.3 million hectares, or 282.4 million acres, an increase of 12 percent over 2006.

From green revolution to gene revolution, at who s cost?