GMOs in Bangladesh: Insect-resistant eggplant a sustainability success. Here’s how the country can safeguard its progress
In the seven years since Bangladesh approved its first genetically modified crop — insect-resistant eggplant (Bt brinjal) — the number of farmers growing it has increased from just 20 to well over 60,000. This figure includes only farmers who have obtained seeds from formal sources. The actual number of farmers growing Bt eggplant is likely […]
Viewpoint: Are GMOs a corporate ploy to colonize developing countries? Is vitamin-A enhanced Golden Rice a plot by ‘Western entities’ to control global agriculture? Here are the facts bungled in Slate commentary.
Western scientists who introduce biotech crops into developing nations are paternalistic colonizers. While they claim to be helping farmers in poorer countries produce more nutritious food to feed the impoverished, the reality is that “GMO technology has not helped and has led to some objectionable consequences.” Golden Rice, which was engineered to combat vitamin A […]