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Pakistan: Farmers seek biotech corn for high yield

| July 19, 2013

Farmers of corn growing areas have reiterated their demand to approve genetically modified corn for commercial plantation in Pakistan because this technology seems to have the potential to reduce the losses caused by various insect pests and weeds that in turn result in increasing the production of corn crop.

Farmers belonging to Sahiwal, Pakpatan, Arifwala, Mian Channu and Vehari made this demand during their visit to a field trial site in Yusafwala (Sahiwal) where Monsanto is showcasing its genetically modified corn product “VT Double Pro” to provide all the stakeholders especially farmers an opportunity to practically witness the latest agricultural technologies and innovations.

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