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  • Genetically modified cotton seed ‘blights’ Pakistan’s cash crop

    ISLAMABAD: “Bt”, the genetically modified cotton seed surreptitiously introduced in Pakistan in 2005, is proving a disaster than a boon to the country’s strategic crop...

    Growers say Bt has disproved its superiority over the indigenous seed which it has all but banished and in fact has introduced new pests, leaving them more and more dependent on the multinationals which hold exclusive rights on marketing the Bt varieties and the...

  • UN talks plant seed for greener, more climate-savvy agriculture

    BONN: UN climate talks in Bonn broke a long stalemate on agriculture this week, an important step which is expected to lead to wiser and better-funded government policies to help farmers, negotiators and development experts said...

    Discussions on agriculture were blocked for several years over concerns they could result in obligations for developing states to curb emissions from farming, and for rich nations to pay for poorer farmers to...
  • Sole seed germination machine dysfunctional

    TOBA TEK SINGH: The only seed germination machine in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research’s seed certification and registration department has been lying out of order for the last two years...

    The machine is meant to check viability and quality of seed for good production...

  • Chinese teen stuns top seed Yamaguchi

    GLASGOW: China’s Chen Yufei announced herself as a new star of international badminton on Thursday when she knocked out Japan’s top seed Akane Yamaguchi in the third round of the world championships...

    ”South Korean second seed Sung Ji Hyun also made a shock exit losing to India’s Saina Nehwal 21-19, 21-15...

  • Rybarikova outlasts top seed Mladenovic at WTA Elite Trophy

    ZHUHAI: Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova clinched her first victory of the WTA Elite Trophy on Wednesday, beating top seed Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) in a thrilling encounter lasting two hours and 48 minutes...

    But her first-match loss in Zhuhai also follows a recent poor run, including an upset by Croatian Jana Fett at the Japan Women’s Open in September, where she was again top seed...

  • Reigning junior champion Naseem stuns fourth seed at ranking snooker

    Naseem Akhtar sent shockwaves when he toppled fourth seed Abdul Sattar 4-1 as the Jubilee Insurance third ranking snooker championship commenced here at Karachi Gymkhana on Friday...

    Mohammad Rafiq went down 2-4 to top seed Asjad Iqbal 2-4, Umer Farooq suffered identical 2-4 defeat at the hands of second seed Shahid Aftab while Sheikh M...

  • Senate body approves controversial bill on importing GM crops seed

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee approved on Wednesday the controversial Seed Amendment Bill 2015 which the National Assembly has already passed...

    But the controversy is likely to persist because the law allows the import and commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Pakistan, which many agricultural and environmental experts consider harmful for the country...

  • Farmers asked to use high quality seed to improve yield

    MANSEHRA: The agriculture experts have advised people of Kohistan to grow high quality seeds to get maximum yield of wheat, maize and other crops to enhance their livelihood resources...

    “We have been providing the seeds, experimented by agriculture scientists, to suit our lands and the use of these would not only increase yield but also provide a delicious taste in consumption,” said Mohammad Naseem, the director agriculture department...
  • Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome

    The same cannot be said for second seed Roger Federer, who made a late decision to play after losing in the second round in Madrid to Australian Nick Kyrgios three days after winning a third title of 2015 in Istanbul...

    Number one seed Serena Williams lost her first match of the season after winning 27 in a row going back to last year's WTA finals when she went out in the Spanish semi-finals to Petra Kvitova...

  • Yasir top seed

    KARACHI: Davis Cupper Yasir Khan has been top seeded for men’s singles event in the 3rd Essa Lab Open National Juniors & Seniors Ranking Tennis Championship which goes into action at Karachi Gymkhana hard courts here from Saturday...

    Ibrahim Iltifat has been top seeded for Juniors Under-18 while Nouman Aftab has been awarded a similar position in the Under-16 category
  • Local start-up raises $250,000 in seed funding

    LAHORE: Sarmayacar, a syndicate of foreign investors working to promote Pakistani start-ups, has announced $250,000 seed funding for ProCheck, a serialisation and patient engagement service provider...

    “ProCheck’s product partnerships mean they can provide a highly scalable, proven, suite of services to help manufacturers comply with government mandates for Punjab tenders and DRAP [Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan],” he added... ...

  • Murray Wimbledon top seed for first time

    LONDON: Defending champion Andy Murray’s indifferent form of late did not prevent him being named top seed for Wimbledon for the first time here on Wednesday...

    Djokovic is raised to second seed despite being world ranked four and the Swiss master is promoted to third seed from a global ranking of five with second-ranked Nadal dropping down to fourth seed...

  • ‘Doomsday’ seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of Arctic ice

    OSLO: Norway is repairing the entrance of a “doomsday” seed vault on an Arctic island after an unexpected thaw of permafrost let water into a building meant as a deep freeze to safeguard the world’s food supplies...

    “Svalbard Global Seed Vault is facing technical improvements in connection with water intrusion,” Norwegian state construction group Statsbygg, which built the vault that opened in 2008, said in a statement on Saturday... ...

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