Thang Long - Hanoi

Vietnam steps up research on GM plants
01/04/2010 | 18:33:26
EMAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share SHARE Font Size A A A
Vietnam ’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has agreed to authorise a study on the risk to biodiversity and the environment of genetically modified (GM) maize.

Accordingly, the study will be carried out by the Vietnamese company Syngenta and the Thai company Monsanto.

The decision is seen as a breakthrough for MARD in its quest to apply advanced global scientific techniques to agricultural production in Vietnam .

Under the decision, both companies will work with Vietnam’s Hereditary Institute to conduct a study on GM maize from April 2010 to December 2011 and according to Vietnamese laws.

Earlier, the Maize Research Institute and the Cotton Research Institute had conducted research on GM maize and cotton, according to Pham Van Toan, the office manager of a biotechnology programme on agriculture and rural development, saying that the relevant state agencies plan to carry out controlled practical experiments in April this year./.
COMMENTS
Your comments will be likely edited before publishing
Fullname
(*)  
Email
(*) 
Content
(*)
   
Localities urged to work harder against measles
Local healthcare departments have been urged to keep a close eye on measles.
Hue Festival offers feast of traditional music
The Hue Festival offered visitors a feast of traditional music in the evening of April 16.
Deputy PM undertakes productive UK visit
Vietnam and the UK have committed to fostering trade and investment cooperation.
Thua Thien-Hue full of festive atmosphere
Hue is in a festive atmosphere as numerous activities are being held as part of the 2014 Hue Festival.
Hanoi plans monorail system
Hanoi is planning to build a monorail system to ease its traffic congestion.
Vietnam, Australia deal with UXO consequences
Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh is on a working visit to Australia from April 7-12.
VN stresses peaceful, stable environment for future Asia
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam addressed the opening session of Boao Forum in China.
Khmer people gather ahead of festival
Get-togethers were held for Khmer people ahead of their traditional Chol Chnam Thmay festival.

EMAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share SHARE Font Size A A A
Other websites:
Partners: