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Nigeria Environment Minister says Biotech has role to play in Economy

The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has said that Nigeria is ready to Environment Minister: Mohamed deploy biotechnology to boost the economy of the country.   In an interview with the press after a courtesy visit to her office by … Continue reading

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Scientists Developing Climate-Adapted GM Rice

Genetically engineering a new strain of hyper-efficient, drought-resistant rice, known as C4, is part of a multi-national research effort the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has called one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015.” A team of scientists from eight … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO WE1101: Narok County farmer testimonials

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Harvest of hope: DroughtTEGO WE1101 in Kenya

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WEMA video by the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa

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Researchers urged to ensure improved seeds they produce reach farmers

By Daniel Semberya Africa is a drought-prone continent, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers who rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans … Continue reading

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Bright day for Biosciences in Kenya as NBA approves release of Bt maize

In a bold, historic move, the Kenya NBA (National Biosafety Authority) has granted approval (http://www.biosafetykenya.go.ke/images/Public_Notice.pdf ) for environmental release of Bt Maize. This approval, which was purely based on evidence provided by the applicants, culminates a long journey that started … Continue reading

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GM policy change will depend on local evidence, says Tanzania minister

The Government of Tanzania will review the biosafety regulations to allow for commercial release of GM crops based on locally produced scientific evidence to prove safety and benefits of homegrown transgenic crops. The Minister for Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Hon. … Continue reading

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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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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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