July 16, 2024
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Bangladesh Introduces GM Cotton Offering Higher Yields

With a goal to enhance cotton yields and reduce import dependence, Bangladesh has introduced two varieties of genetically modified (GM) cotton in the country. The GM cotton has genetic traits called Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) that effectively fights bollworm, a caterpillar which is mainly responsible for infecting and damaging standing cotton crops. “Bangladesh produces