Is Bangladesh becoming a new laboratory for GM crops?

Depending on how you feel about genetically modified produce, Bangladesh can either be seen as a symbol of the future of farming or the first step on a dangerous path to the unknown. The country is in the midst of a pilot project promising cheap food for the masses, with the “BT Brinjal” GM aubergine as its flagship pest-resistant crop. But environmental charities are flagging up concerns about long-term health effects and say that multinational firms are taking advantage of poor farmers.