Crop Biotech Update

Pakistani Farmers Seek Government Approval for GM Corn

February 24, 2012

In a meeting in Sahiwal, Pakistan, farmers voiced out their support for the approval of genetically modified corn following the successful completion of the field trials. Monsanto's GM corn product "VT Double Pro" that contains insect resistance and herbicide tolerance genes have been tested for its efficacy to control insect pests and weeds in field conditions.

The commercialization of the GM corn now awaits the approval by government authorities. The farmers upon learning the successful field trial of the GM corn urged the government to approve its release to the Pakistani farmers. They also asked the help of the media in promoting modern crop technologies in Pakistan.

Read the news release at http://www.pabic.com.pk/Government%20wants%20to%20give%20approval%20to%20genetically%20modified%20corn.html