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Future of agriculture growth depends on innovations in biotechnology

November 15, 2012 Agricultural experts, while speaking at a meeting convened by the Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP), said that developing countries like Pakistan would have to adopt genetically modified/biotech crops in the shortest possible time to ensure food security for rapidly growing population, saying that the future of agriculture growth depends on biotechnology. "The sale of illegal/substandard seeds especially Bt cotton seeds is another important issue that needs…

Bangalore to host conference on biotech crops for food security

BANGALORE, Oct 22, 2012: Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness and Education (FBAE) and the Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE) has decided to hold a conference on 'Biotechnology crops for food security in India' here on February 27. According to a statement from Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness and Education, “Population of the country is projected to be about 160 crore by 2050 and increasing incomes and increasing per capita food consumption is widening the…

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