Bt Eggplant Story – Development of Bt Eggplant

SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) releases The Bt Eggplant Story, a new video series that documents the development of Bt eggplant in the Philippines and highlights the clamor of farmers for the release of the genetically modified (GM) crop.

In this part of the series, leads of the Bt Eggplant Project from the University of the Philippines Los Baños-Institute of Plant Breeding (Project Leader, Dr. Desiree Hautea and Study Leader, Dr. Lourdes Taylo) discuss the development of Bt Eggplant along with its health and environmental benefits. They also speak about the country’s stringent biosafety regulations that ensures the safety of GM crops before being released in the market.

The Bt Eggplant Story series was produced in collaboration with Feed the Future South Asia Eggplant Improvement Partnership, Department of Agriculture-Biotechnology Program Office, and Greenbug Media Productions.