Crop Biotech Update

Essay Contest on Biotech in Bangladesh

January 9, 2013

Bangladesh Biotechnology Information Center of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) in collaboration with Biotechnology Department of the Bangladesh Agricultural University organized a day-long biotech lecture and essay writing competition for university students. The basic awareness lecture was delivered by experts on the importance and impact of genetically modified organisms, and impact of biotech and Bt crops on food security and poverty alleviation. The global status of commercial biotech crops was also discussed followed by a video showing Bt cotton cultivation in India. 

Of 25 students who submitted essays, two students were given the top awards. The winning articles will be published in national papers.

Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Khondoker Nasiruddin of the Bangladesh Biotechnology Information Center at nasirbiotech@yahoo.com.