Month: January 2021

Pakistan, China to multiply Agri Cooperation under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have reiterated to multiply agricultural cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to a report published by Gwadar Pro, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong and Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam agreed that there was a huge potential in the agriculture sector when they […]
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Pakistan Agriculture Research Council approves 22 research projects under Agriculture Linkage Programme

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Agriculture Research Council has accorded approval for 22 research and development projects under foreign funded Agriculture Linkage Programme in order to promote research for the uplift of the local agriculture sector on modern lines. The projects get approved by the board were related to research in the fields of plant sciences, animal sciences, agricultural […]
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Online CERTIFICATE course on “BASIC PLANT TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES”

Online CERTIFICATE course on “BASIC PLANT TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES” February 16-17, 2021 Organized by COMSTECH, Secretariat, Islamabad In collaboration with International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center Who Should Attend: The workshop is designed to address the interest of scientists and research scholars working in various fields of plant […]
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China To Accept Further Domestic GMO Corn, Soy Crop Varieties

BEIJING, China said on Monday it was set to approve the safety of another genetically modified corn variety and a GMO soybean, both produced by Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co Ltd. The move comes after China last year approved three domestically designed GMO crops as safe, the first in a decade, in a fresh push towards commercial planting of GMO […]
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England to consult on enabling gene-edited foods post-Brexit

Environment secretary George Eustice on Thursday unveiled a 10-week consultation into regulating gene editing differently from GM — a policy that would reverse that of the EU, where the European Court of Justice in 2018 ruled gene editing should be subject to the same tight regulations. But the move towards enabling gene editing in England […]
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Call for exploiting agriculture potential under CPEC

Sharing 10-year development targets under CPEC, Dr. Khan briefed the committee that PARC’s aim is to make Pakistan a cotton exporting country rather than importing cotton from other countries thereby saving foreign exchange worth $1.5bn. Besides renovation of existing orchards, the introduction of new varieties, reducing post-harvest losses, improving value chain, and development of rural […]
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China plans to focus on growing GM crops

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) — China will industrialize biotech breeding as part of a campaign to improve food security, top leaders said in a recent policy statement, signalling Beijing could soon take a further step toward commercializing genetically modified crops. According to a statement issued after the annual Central Economic Work Conference held on Dec. 16-18, China […]
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Larkana’s rice history and woes

Britishers focused on the area’s development, building the Sukkur barrage around 1932 and creating three major canals on the barrage’s right side to feed Larkana and other areas from the mighty Indus. Sindh’s 630 mills Out of 450 are located in the Larkana district, the urban areas are a hub of rice production. Larkana got […]
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Dispelling the fears over Bt cotton

It has been under commercial cultivation since 1996 in the US and several other countries, and in India since March 2002. In every country, including India, Bt cotton was subjected to rigorous bio-safety tests for 7-10 years to prove its safety to non-target beneficial organisms (like animals including mammals, birds, fish, earthworms, honey bees, parasitoids, […]
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