CropLife Pakistan Forms Biotech Committee

CropLife Pakistan (CLP) has formed a Biotech Committee to promote the benefits and responsible use of plant biotechnology in Pakistan. Bayer, DuPont Pioneer, Syngenta and Monsanto will be the initial members. The Biotech Committee will engage with the biotech regulatory agencies to implement the Biosafety Guidelines and Rules 2005 so that science-based, level playing and transparent regulatory processes are implemented.

The major activities to be undertaken by the Biotech Committee include understanding and identifying biotech regulatory needs of the country and engaging with the Government to ensure that these become part of the regulatory framework. The Committee will also share and highlight the global and local perspective of modern plant biotechnology with multiple stakeholders i.e. media, civil society, NGOs, academia and farmers organizations

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This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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