Significant of Bt Maize to enhance yield

Pakistan is largely based on agriculture; it contributes about 25% to the national economy, provides employment for over 50% of the labour force and is main source of income generation in rural areas. During last four years 2002-06, average annual growth in agriculture sector has been frustrating due to low production of the main crops. […]

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Scientific truth about agri biotechnology

NASIR BUTT 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 […]

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Biotechnology: Cotton Production Set to Increase

BY ORTON KIISHWEKO, 28 APRIL 2013 RECENTLY, the Ministry of State in the Vice-President’s Office (Environment) convened a meeting for stakeholders in the science community to deliberate on how crop genetic engineering can be used in the interest of agriculture and the local people in general. At the meeting some stakeholders had concerns on whether […]

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