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Crop Biotech Update

Proceedings of International Workshop for Islamic Scholars on Agri-biotechnology

June 22, 2012

The proceedings of the International Workshop for Islamic Scholars on Agribiotechnology: Shariah Compliance held in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia last December 1-2, 2010 is now available online at http://www.isaaa.org/resources/publications/shariah_compliance/download/default.asp. It is edited by Shaikh Modh Saiffuddeen Shaikh Mohd Salleh.

Organized by the Malaysia Biotechnology Information Center, the workshop was designed to jump start the engagement of religious scholars with modern biotechnology. Religious scholars and Muslim scientists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the USA converged to discuss the technology and its permissibility in Islam.