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Scientists review cotton research

April 15, 2014- APP MULTAN - Cotton scientists from across Pakistan assembled here Monday for a three-day marathon meeting to discuss results from research projects carried out last year and finalize a cotton research strategy for year 2014-15.Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah, who is also vice-president of PCCC, chaired the opening session of the meeting at CCRI Multan and said that national research bodies and the private sector should work together to increase cotton production and…

Punjab starts selling unapproved cotton seeds

Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has started selling genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds that have never been field tested in Pakistan and approved for commercialisation. The move can have a negative impact on the crop production besides posing risks to the export of cotton products, especially to the western countries under the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus status granted to Pakistan. Under the bio-safety guidelines 2005, all GM organisms should be…

Agriculture and farmers suffer as substandard seeds flood market

November 15, 2012 SALMAN ABDUHU LAHORE - The agricultural experts have 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 to be addressed by the government on priority basis to tap…

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