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New study confirms Bt eggplant reduces pesticide use, helps farmers

November 23rd, 2018 / Cornell Alliance for Science

The first replicated field trials comparing genetically modified eggplant varieties with their non-GM counterparts in Bangladesh have confirmed that the Bt gene confers almost total protection against this vital crop’s most damaging pest. The field trials were carried out in the Bogra district of Bangladesh by a joint Bangladeshi-US team …

Bangladeshi scientists ready for trial of world’s first ‘Golden Rice’

October 8th, 2015 / The Daily Star

Having successfully completed a trial of the genetically engineered Golden Rice in its transgenic screen house, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute is about to take the rice to confined field trials in the coming Boro season, before taking the variety to production phase. According to WHO data, one in every five …

Anti-poverty pioneer Sir Fazle Hasan Abed wins 2015 World Food Prize

July 6th, 2015 / BBC

The founding chairman of a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation, based in Bangladesh, has won the 2015 World Food Prize. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed established Brac in 1972, which has since helped nearly 150 million people out of poverty. The judging panel recognised his lifetime commitment to empowering women …