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Bt eggplants in the Philippines

 

Since 1999 GENET collects and distributes information on various topics in the field of genetic engineering in agriculture, food production and health. With this "Special Topic: Bt eggplants in the Philippines" GENET aims at providing an overview about the debate on development and approval of Bt eggplants in this country, based on our archives.

2010-11-11 |

University of the Philippines-Mindanao hits campaign versus Bt eggplant

In a statement, UP-Mindanao said Bt eggplant is a variety that combines superior characteristics of traditional eggplant species and "insect-protectant" gene of a useful bacterium, which exists naturally in the soil and has been used safely as insecticidal spray by organic and conventional farmers for decades. Contrary to claims of "well-funded" environmentalist groups, UP-Mindanao said tests will instead protect human health and the environment by reducing the use of toxic chemical pesticides that farmers purchase at high costs to control eggplant fruit and shoot borer infestation.

2010-11-11 |

University of the Philippines-Mindanao hits campaign versus Bt eggplant

In a statement, UP-Mindanao said Bt eggplant is a variety that combines superior characteristics of traditional eggplant species and "insect-protectant" gene of a useful bacterium, which exists naturally in the soil and has been used safely as insecticidal spray by organic and conventional farmers for decades. Contrary to claims of "well-funded" environmentalist groups, UP-Mindanao said tests will instead protect human health and the environment by reducing the use of toxic chemical pesticides that farmers purchase at high costs to control eggplant fruit and shoot borer infestation.

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