The government plans to introduce a genetically modified variety of cotton to scale up production of the key textiles raw material and meet rising demand, the agriculture minister said yesterday.

Veteran agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury Wednesday said farmers will soon start producing Genetically Modified ‘Bt Cotton’ following field trials of bio-safety rules to boost cotton production

ISLAMABAD: Federal Seed Certification Registration Department is ensuring availability of quality cotton seed and has so far certified 17,791.25 MT seed to enhance production.

India’s new government will allow genetically modified (GM) crops into the country only if they are “very essential”, agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday, his first day in offi

Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world says this new report co-authored by genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou and researcher Claire Robinson.

The Lahore High Court has ordered the federal government to stop issuing licences for genetically-modified (GM) varieties of cotton or corn until a legal framework is put into place to assess the n

The country is heading for commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops, in the absence of a strong regulatory system, trained staff and well-equipped laboratory to deal with the issues inv

This study presents the findings of research into the global socio-economic and environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in the seventeen years since they were first commercially planted on a significant area.

The Karnataka government has banned Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco) from selling two popular Bt cotton seed varieties in the forthcoming 2014-15 crop year (July-June), following reports of

India might see the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) jute in a month.