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National Commission on Biotechnology


The government has set up a National Biotechnology Commission to evolve a national policy and action plan for the promotion of biotechnology in the country.

National Biotechnology Commission - to be headed by Dr Anwar Nasim, Advisor on Science to COMSTECH, would formulate a national policy and action plan to promote the uses and applications of new biotechnology both in agriculture and health sectors.

 

Dr. Anwar Naseem
Dr. Anwar Naseem working as Chairman for National Commission on Biotechnology

 

 
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Experiments on hybrid food crops :Pakissan.com

Experiments on hybrid food crops
Experiments in development of hybrid food and fodder crop seeds are gathering pace. Federal agencies, tasked with agricultural research and research wings of agricultural universities, too, are now working more extensively in this area. And, in some cases, the results have been very encouraging...............Details
 
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Biofuels are not a green alternative to fossil fuels
Although some forms of bioenergy can play a helpful role,dedicat- ing land specifically for generating bioenergy is unwise, say WRI president Andrew Steer and global director of food, forests & water, Craig Hanson. Powering cars with corn..........................Details

GM crops could put food security goal at stake
A common fear that lurks in the minds of people around the world is that if a country’s food production relies excessively on supply of seeds and other inputs from a handful of multinationals that have virtual monopoly over genetically-modified (GM) crop technology,nation will be forced to compromise...........................................Details

GM crops criticism unscientific
Science and technology skeptics have always rejected scientific break-throughs in the history of human progress. In recent times we have seen these skeptics oppose polio vaccinations,DNA test- ing as evidence in criminal cases, and the use of biotechnology in the fields of agriculture and medicine.................................................Details

Niche market for biomass power
In the last week of December, the Punjab government added a new dimension to agri-business when it signed a memorandum of understanding for 15MW biomass power plant with Universal Biomass Energy Limited of India.......................................................Details

Ancient agricultural traditions like seed saving could replace disastrous GMO practices
Practically everything we have all been told about the supposed benefits of biotechnology is false, at least as far as its necessity and usefulness in agriculture is concerned..................................Details

Big Agriculture creating new generation of antibiotic- resistant superbugs
A group of Canadian and French scientists have uncovered more evidence that prolific use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is contributing                  .....................................................Details

Challenges to Biotechnology in Pakistan— II
The establishment and development of bio-energy production also needs biotechnological tools at the grass root level. Similar facilities have already been established in developed and some developing countries.............................................................................Details

Biochar: A farmer friendly organic compound
Climate change is widely spread and recognized as serious threat to human society and natural ecosystems. Emission of various gases, anthropogenic activities are responsible for climate change.....Details

Plant genetic engineering is in progress
Genetically-modified plants have the potential to solve many of the world’s hunger and malnutrition problems, and to help protect and preserve the environment.....................................................Details

Experts call for promotion of Bio technology in agriculture sector
The experts including international biotechnologists here called for promotion of bio-technology in the agricultural sector for ensuring food security to the increasing population in the country...............Details

 
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Bio Technology / Bio Engineering. Why it is vital for Pakistan?

No Evidence Cloned Animals Are Unsafe to Eat, But Data Still Lacking

Reap cautious about new Genetically Modified varieties of rice

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