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Role of genetically modified crops in agriculture

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article image Genetically Modified crops are those plants, whose DNA has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Mostly the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in the species. For examples resistance to pests, diseases, environmental conditions, resistance to chemical treatments the production of a certain nutrient and pharmaceutical agent. METHOD OF PRODUCING GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM: Genetically engineered plants are generated in a…Read More

Genetically modified corn, maize damage Pak farming

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article image SPECIAL REPORT IBD:Pakistan is fast heading towards a serious disaster in the field of corn, maize and cotton sectors as attempts are being made to get formal approval of the Biotech/BT corn or maize seeds which carry heavy risks involved in terms of high costs as well as polluting other maize varieties.It is to be mentioned here that genetically modified seed producing companies - Pioneer, Syngenta and Monsanto - have submitted applications for commercialization of genetically modified (GM/BT…Read More