Biotech Updates

Pakistan NBC Approves Bt Corn Trial

March 23, 2012

Pakistan's Technical Advisory Committee of the National Biosafety Committee (NBC) has allowed Monsanto to conduct a field trial of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn.

The first GM crop planted by Monsanto in Pakistan was cotton in 2010. "Agricultural and environmental research is something which always requires local testing to validate domestic performance," NBC officials said.

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