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Release of Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh

Despite the indefinite moratorium imposed on the cultivation of Bt-brinjal in India and a ban on its field trials in Philippines, Bangladesh has gone ahead with the commercial release of the genetically modifi ed vegetable. With this move, the region, considered to be the centre of origin and diversity of brinjal, now stands exposed to transgenic contamination of the indigenous varieties of this common vegetable.

Release of Bt-Brinjal in Bangladesh: A Threat to the Region

Despite the indefinite moratorium imposed on the cultivation of Bt-Brinjal in India and a ban on its field trials in Philippines, Bangladesh has gone ahead with the commercial release of the genetically modified vegetable. With this move, the region, considered to be the centre of origin and diversity of brinjal, now stands exposed to transgenic contamination of the indigenous varieties of this common vegetable.
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