13-05-2014 01:44 AM | Pakistan

Regulatory system urged for GM crops

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 involved, according to an officer.

“The government is handicapped, from field testing to approval and finally, commercialisation of GM crops,” an official of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council told Dawn.

Worse, the government depends entirely on data provided by applicants (producers of GM crops in Pakistan) who evaluate, monitor, discuss, regulate and approve GM crops for sale to farmers.
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