Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rainmaker battles ‘cereal’ killer

Leonida Andewa, a mother of seven, is transforming a community hitherto ravaged by the effects of Striga. Her village is a few kilometres from Luanda Town, Vihiga County in Western Kenya. The widow, a former primary school teacher, has been … Continue reading

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At the forefront in war against ‘cereal’ killer

In a region where the youth have apparently shirked farming despite the soaring poverty, Mercy Mwende Onyango stands out as an island. She’s leading the way in embracing technology. And she hopes that her agricultural exploits will not only silence … Continue reading

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Italian Senator exposes bad science used against GMOs globally

Once again the world is waking up to the good news that yet another fake research paper against GMOs has been retracted. Such papers have been many, with the most prominent one that did a lot of damage being the … Continue reading

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What Can We Do About the Science Communication Crisis?

We have almost no data on how specific print, television, or Internet stories influence public perception of scientific issues—and it’s crucial to find out. In the 2004 Academy Award-winning drama Sideways, Paul Giamatti’s character, a wine aficionado, makes it quite … Continue reading

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Filipino Science Academy faults Supreme Court decision

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PHILIPPINES (NAST-PHL)  has expressed grave concern on the serious negative effect on food security and on the research community of the Supreme Court decision against GMOs In a recent ruling that has been widely … Continue reading

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TEGO: The maize that bore a family a house

Butere, like many towns in Western Kenya was once the symbol of the booming Sugarcane farming. But today, the once burgeoning cane farms have now been replaced with maize. Farmers like Fredrick Anjawa said they opted to shift to maize … Continue reading

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