Monthly Archives: November 2014

Photos – 2014 PBR Cowpea Media Training on Biotechnology Communications and Science Reporting

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EU member countries must stand up to biotech deniers, be on the side of science

This week, environmentalists, who have long pitched tents in Brussels to frustrate efforts to get EU member states to make decisions on GMOs based on scientific evidence, are jumping in glee. They are happy at the prospects of succeeding to … Continue reading

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EU head of delegation in Kenya says yes to GMOs

The head of the European Union delegation in Kenya, Ambassador Lodewjik Briet, has rescinded his earlier statement that Kenyan farmers will find it difficult to find market in the EU if the country adopts genetically modified crops. In a statement … Continue reading

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A Meta-Analysis of the Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops

On average, GM technology adoption has reduced chemical pesticide use by 37%, increased  crop yields by 22%, and increased farmer profits by 68%. Yield gains and pesticide reductions are larger for insect-resistant crops than for herbicide-tolerant crops. Yield and profit … Continue reading

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Position statement on new crop breeding tools published by UK’s major plant science funder

In order for farmers, both in the EU and globally, to provide a sustainable food supply we will need to develop crop varieties with improved characteristics, such as drought tolerance, disease resistance or enhanced nutrient content. To do this we … Continue reading

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Norway allows import of genetically-modified maize for food

OSLO, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) — In a big shift from the position held by the previous government, the current Norwegian government will open the door for genetically-modified maize to be imported for food, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on … Continue reading

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Giving hope a chance: Farmer stories on the DroughtTEGO™ hybrid

With over 20 years’ experience in farming, it was a pleasure to hear Patrick Magana Londi, a farmer from Holo, Kisumu County say “I am confident in the TEGO”. Patrick was referring to the WE1101 hybrid. Being a seasoned farmer, … Continue reading

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