Biotech Updates

Vietnam to Grow More Corn Including GM

November 7, 2012

By 2020, it is expected that the Vietnam would meet 80-85 per cent of demand for corn for livestock feed development, according to Pham Van Du, deputy director of Crop Production Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development , during the Syngenta Asia-Pacific media conference held in Ho Chi Minh City. This he said, could be attained by continued research and development of new corn varieties and hybrids that could be productive and responsive to climate change – related problems. He also expressed his confidence in the use of genetically modified hybrid corn that could be efficiently used in large areas to increase corn yield and productivity.

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