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GM crops criticism unscientific: Agriculture

April 07, 2014 Z M Siddiqui Science and technology skeptics have always rejected scientific break-throughs in the history of human progress. In recent times we have seen these skeptics oppose polio vaccinations, DNA testing as evidence in criminal cases, and the use of biotechnology in the fields of agriculture and medicine. Lately, a campaign has been launched against the use of biotechnology in agriculture, although many developed and developing countries are using it to increase their…

Workshop on National Dialogue on Biotechnology for Food Security

January 17, 2014 Islamabad (NATION): The two-day workshop entitled “National Dialogue on Biotechnology & Bio-Safety for Food & Feed Security in Pakistan and Capacity Building Workshop for Representatives of IBC Members & Media Practitioners” will be held in Islamabad during 17-18th, January, 2014.  Top biotechnologists from Pakistan and other countries are participating in this international event. This event is jointly organised by the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center…

Science and Popular Media: How Cartoonists Visualize Crop Biotechnology

Crop  Biotechnology: Cartoons and other popular art forms such as comic strips and animation can sometimes be more powerful than words in conveying messages. They go beyond just giving information. By reflecting on popular contemporary ideas, cartoons elicit emotions that encourage interest, inquiry, and empathy. Readers are attracted to cartoons because of its subtle humor and ability to communicate several messages in a visual and simple way. ISAAA's fourth and newest monograph in its Biotech…

Scientific truth about agri biotechnology

NASIR BUTT LAHORE - Introduction of new technologies has always been resisted in any field by the people who are the beneficiaries of the status-quo and those afraid of any new technology. Same thing is happening to agriculture in Pakistan and there is heated debate in the country on the introduction of genetically-modified or biotech crops, although data shows it is the most rapidly adopted crop technology in the history of modern agriculture. Introduced first in 1996, today…

Tamgha-i-Imtiaz: Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ahmed Swati Plant Biotechnology/Agriculture Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

Dean Faculty of Crop Production Sciences Prof. Dr. Zahoor A. Swati Dean / Professor / Director IBGE Phone: + 92 91 9216553 Mobile: + 92 308 5365198 Fax: + 92 91 9216520 Email: drzaswati@yahoo.com Website: www.aup.edu.pk Mailing Address: Faculty of Crop Production Sciences, Agricultural University Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan CV Not Available About Dean Prof. Dr. Zahoor A. Swati Dr. Zahoor A. Swati is an eminent Scientist and distinguished teacher with a vast teaching and…

Grist Challenges Its Own Shaky Crop Biotechnology Reporting, Sets Stage For GMO Science Journalism Conclave

By Jon Entine Date – 18 July 2013 Journalists always claim they scrupulously rely on empirical evidence, but that’s often not the case, reports the Genetic Literacy Project. Many prominent reporters, especially those at self-described “progressive” publications, see the world through a narrow ideological prism—they just don’t realize (or won’t admit) it. That’s been the reality for years at the otherwise respectable environmental news site Grist on the issue of agricultural…

Biotechnology helps keep food bills lower

It concerns me to read that some people are so worried about the safety of genetically modified foods that they have taken to the streets. Canadians have access to one of the safest and most abundant food supplies in the world. All crops, including crops that have been genetically modified, are subject to Canada’s strict regulatory standards. Extensive safety reviews are completed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to ensure all crops are safe for people, animals…

Challenges to Biotechnology in Pakistan

April 20, 2013 Sayyar Khan Kazi We are living in an age, where almost all aspects of human life have been revolutionized by the highly sophisticated and advanced technologies. In recent years, we have witnessed on print and electronic media, several scientific endeavors to target innovations and discoveries beyond the boundaries of our planet Earth. Technologically advanced countries such as the USA, European Union, Japan and emerging powers like China and India are beating one…

The Basics of Recombinant DNA: Biotechnology

Jan 15, 2013 By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang What Is DNA? DNA stands for recombinant DNA. DNA is the keeper of the all the information needed to recreate an organism. All DNA is made up of a base consisting of sugar, phosphate and one nitrogen base. There are four nitrogen bases, adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), and cytosine (C). The nitrogen bases are found in pairs, with A & T and G & C paired together. The sequence of the nitrogen bases can be arranged in an infinite ways, and…

Study of some morphological traits response to biotic stress in Gosypium hirsutum.

January 05, 2013 By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang Upland cotton belong to family Malvaceae,  genus Gosypium and tetraploid hirsutum specie that contain chromosomes 2n=52. Cotton is very important and cash crop of Pakistan because all textile or fiber industry based on cotton crop.87% cotton crop grown in Punjab province (Pakistan) mainly Multan, Bahawalpur division and district Toba Tek singh, jhang, vehari etc. Cotton is very sensitive crop response to insect pest and diseases. Insect pest…

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