February 16, 2009
Genetically modified eggplant for India
Southeast Asia has yet to introduce any genetically modified foods. This week, the Cornell Chronicle published an article reporting that field trials of the Bt eggplant—developed by Cornell in conjunction with the US Agency for International Development and an Indian Monsanto subsidiary—will soon be approved for commercial distribution in India. India relies heavily on eggplant as a food source and the field tests suggest that the new eggplant will yield twice as much food and be resistant to some pests, while requiring 30% less pesticide.
The Cornell Agricultural Biotechnology Support Program (ABSP II) website contains briefs and reports done by Cornell regarding the development and the need for Bt eggplant in Southeast Asia.
Thank you to William Mitchell College of Law student, Wyatt Partridge, for preparing this post.
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Tracked on Sep 21, 2009 6:54:56 AM
esta muy buena la informacion gracias por publicar este tipo de temas.
Posted by: Rocío | Feb 25, 2009 11:39:55 AM