Pakistan Says ‘No’ To GMOs

July 4, 2014 0 Comments

July 1, 2014 By Zofeen Ebrahim

In Pakistan, even the supporters of genetically modified seeds and plants urge extreme caution — especially when it comes to imported products.

In May, Pakistan’s Lahore High Court issued an order to stop a federal government agency from issuing licenses for genetically modified cotton and corn seeds — including those approved for use as recently as March.

The news came as a “huge relief” for Najma Sadeque, director of The Green Economic Initiative at Shirkat Gah and a long-time crusader for GM seed regulation.