New technology: Monsanto sows genetically modified corn

Published: January 29, 2013

Ahmad said Monsanto was doing business and UAF was promoting opportunities that could benefit the academia, industry and farming community at large. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: Monsanto, a leading international seed company, showcased its new technology and cultivated second generation genetically modified corn at the farmland of University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Sunday to enable people associated with the agriculture sector to examine the upcoming technology.

Speaking to people present on the occasion, UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad described the event as a wonderful beginning of the university-industry linkages.

He stressed that Monsanto had introduced Bt cotton in Pakistan and the cotton variety being sown in the name of Bt was originally designed by the company.

He said Monsanto was doing business and UAF was promoting opportunities that could benefit the academia, industry and farming community at large.

He pointed out that Pakistan’s laws had laid down some prerequisites for risk assessment and field test, which would provide critical information to meet legal requirements.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2013.

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