Local seed firms rule farming activities

STAFF REPORT ISB: Domestic seed companies catering to the needs of genetically modified (GM) crops are offered a satisfactory return in the country that is a dominant player in agriculture production.

These companies, while promoting their seeds, have not disturbed conventional farming practices and farmers freely exchange GM crop seeds without any threat of penalty and flouting the law.

Multinational firms, however, are unable to seize the opportunity due to what they say a lack of

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