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GM Cotton seeds to be introduced into agricultural sector
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GM Cotton seeds to be introduced into agricultural sector

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Image result for GMO Cotton seeds to be introduced into agricultural sectorGenetically modified Cotton seeds are now to be introduced into the Nigerian agricultural sector following the approval of two BT cotton varieties for commercial release by the country’s varietal release committee.

The approval was given at the committee’s twenty sixth meeting in Ibadan.

The approved cotton varieties are  the MRC7377 BG11 and MRC7361 BG11 cotton varieties.

The  BT cotton varieties are fortified with the Bacillus Thuringiensis gene which repels the pink bollworm, a major problem to cotton cultivation in Africa.

The National Biotechnology Development Agency which made the announcement in Abuja feels this will improve cotton production in Nigeria and  revitalise the cotton industry.

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