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China pledges Biotech lab formation

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STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Pakistan needs uplifting in agriculture because of its large dependence on this sector that has huge role in national economy and national development. Extensive research institutions, laboratories, capacity building is obligatory to meet the future needs. In order to translate this deliberation into reality, Chinese government has announced to set up a start of the biotechnology lab in Multan. Chinese Ambassador, Sun Weidong during his visit to Cotton Research…Read More

China pledges Biotech lab formation

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article image STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Pakistan needs uplifting in agriculture because of its large dependence on this sector that has huge role in national economy and national development. Extensive research institutions, laboratories, capacity building is obligatory to meet the future needs. In order to translate this deliberation into reality, Chinese government has announced to set up a start of the biotechnology lab in Multan. Chinese Ambassador, Sun Weidong during his visit to Cotton Research…Read More

Biotech must be adapted to ensure food security: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The International Conference highlighting Agriculture, Food Security, and Biotechnology’ was organized in Egypt. The conference aimed to build and foster linkages in RandD, SandT organizations specialized in agriculture, food security, and biotechnology sectors. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Mohamed Hashem, Vice President for Research Affairs and International Relations at NRC. He considered it an honor for Cairo to host that important event, and commended its…Read More

GCU organises two-day conference on biotech

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STAFF REPORT LHR: An international conference on "Biotechnology for Sustainable Development" has recently been held at the Government College University, Lahore, under the auspices of the university’s Sustainable Development Study Centre. Pakistan Academy of Sciences Secretary General Dr Anwar Naseem chaired the inaugural session of the two-day conference, while GCU Dean of Science and Technology Prof. Dr Islam Ullah Khan, conference chairman Prof. Dr Ikram-ul-Haq and Director…Read More

Potential of biotech in public health sector discussed

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Speakers at the Pak-China Business Forum 2014, the grand 4-day business and technology show, discussed the challenges and potentials of biotechnology in public health sector from both sides. Dr. Anwer Naseem, Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Science and Technology delivered a knowledge full speech on current and future scenario of biotechnology in details in a workshop. Dr. Gan Zhong, Deputy Director General of Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, delivered his…Read More

Workshop stresses biotech for national food security

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan, being the 6th most populous country in the world, is faced with complex problems, including food insecurity and a large yield gap between the rich and poor resource poor farmers. There is a desperate need to adopt science based agriculture at the national level in order to meet the constantly growing food, fiber and fodder demands in Pakistan. Speakers expressed these views at a two-day workshop titled "National Dialogue on Biotechnology and Bio-Safety…Read More

COMSATS projects emerging role of nano-tech, nano-biotech

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STAFF REPORT IBD:Underscoring the potential of nanotechnology and nano-biotechnology in nuclear science, agriculture, food security, medicine and environment, experts at a two-day symposium stressed the need for more vigorous research activities and innovative initiatives in these relevant fields, in addition to ensuring capacity building. The symposium titled "Nano-technology and Nano-biotechnology Innovative Applications for Sustainable Green Economy and Climate Change Mitigation (…Read More

Biotech adoption can meet farm challenges

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can address challenges in agriculture by using biotechnology as globally the adoption of genetically modified crops has been a success with proven socio-economic benefits. In addition to meeting food security challenge, genetically modified/biotech crops offer multiple economic, crop management, productivity, and environmental benefits.These views were expressed by the experts of biotechnology industry while briefing a delegation of the Agricultural Journalists…Read More

Agri-biotech applications solution to growing food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Speakers at an event emphasizes the need for swift implementation of agri-biotech applications in Pakistan in order to meet the food, fodder and fiber needs for the growing population.The event was organized to launch the International service for the Acquisition of Agro-Biotech Application, (ISAAA) Brief 44 by the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) in collaboration with Govt College University (GCU), Lahore, at the Institute of Industrial Biotechnology,…Read More

Committee formed to promote biotech

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The CropLife Pakistan (CLP) has formed Biotech Committee to create more awareness about agricultural biotechnology in Pakistan. This Committee for year 2013 would be chaired by Monsanto, while DuPont Pioneer and Syngenta are the members.According to details, the working of the committee will be governed by policies and procedures of CropLife International, a global federation representing the plant science industry, and CropLife Pakistan which is operating in the country since…Read More