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.

2008-03-07 |

GE papaya and eggplants to be marketed in 2 year in the Philippines

Within two years, the Philippines will be a commercial producer of genetically modified (GM) eggplant and papaya. This is the timetable of studies being done at the University of the Philippines Los Baños-Institute of Plant Breeding (UPLB-IPB). In a 1.5-hectare fenced field experimental area within the sprawling UPLB complex, GM eggplants are lushly growing while biotech papaya plants have just been transplanted.

2007-01-26 |

'1st GM eggplant soon to be commercially grown in RP

Thanks to India, the Philippine vegetable industry will soon include genetically modified (GM) eggplant as one of the prized food crops. Said to be the first GM eggplant in South and Southeast Asia, the new pest-resistant eggplant was developed by the Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) based in Jaina, India. It was introduced in the Philippines three years ago and it is now in the final stage of trial in greenhouse at the University of the Philippine Los Baños-Institute of Plant Breeding (UPLB-IPB).

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