Biotech Updates

Zambia Cotton Board Calls for GM Cotton

April 30, 2014

The Cotton Board of Zambia, through its secretary Dafulin Kaonga, has called on the Government to use genetic engineering to sustain the production of cotton and other crops in the country. Kaonga said "I call upon the Government to consider investing in capacity development in modern biotechnology. Once the human resource base and infrastructure is adequate, the country will be able to develop its own genetically modified crops which will be available to farmers at a lower cost." He added that Kaonga Zambia should work with partners including biotechnology companies and farmers in developing genetically modified cotton.

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