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Bt cotton in Africa: Role models and lessons learned

Nkechi Isaac&nbsp|&nbsp
Africa’s cotton farmers are struggling to recoup their investments because they lack access to quality seeds that can increase yields ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs a ‘corporate plot’ to control the food supply, and 9 other biotech myths, debunked

GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” It most commonly refers to organisms—often plants—that have been modified to achieve desired traits, ...
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Italy and Israel bet on GM microalgae to develop edible COVID vaccine

Daniel Norero&nbsp|&nbsp
The rush to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 has extended to Italy and Israel, where scientists are using the tools ...
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Tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

Tinted, semi-transparent solar panels can generate electricity and simultaneously produce nutritionally-superior crops, offering farmers the prospect of higher incomes and ...

Rwanda controls COVID-19 but its farmers struggle

Pacifique Nshimiyimana&nbsp|&nbsp
Rwanda has achieved astonishing results in controlling the novel coronavirus, recording just five deaths from COVID-19 even as cases continue ...

GM crops can lift farmers out of poverty, study shows

Joseph Gakpo&nbsp|&nbsp
On a continent where more than 80 percent of the people living in extreme poverty are rural farmers, some have ...

Viewpoint: Agro-ecology agendas are trapping African farmers in poverty

Mark Lynas&nbsp|&nbsp
Rather than helping to address food insecurity, the agro-ecological agenda may in fact be trapping African farmers in poverty. That’s ...
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Exploring gene drive’s role in fight against malaria

Joan Conrow&nbsp|&nbsp
An international initiative has formed to ensure that gene drive technology gets a chance to prove its mettle in the ...
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Agricultural technology key to protecting nature and preventing pandemics

Joseph Gakpo&nbsp|&nbsp
Scientists are urging governments across the globe to adopt technology to reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment and slow the ...
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10 things everyone should know about GMOs in Africa

1. Biotechnology, genetic modification, genetic engineering and GMOs are terms for essentially the same process: breeding crops and livestock to ...
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African women are leading biotechnology advance across the continent

John Agaba&nbsp|&nbsp
Women researchers are strongly influencing the adoption of agricultural biotechnology in Africa. “As African women, we are the ones who ...
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Ghanaian chief calls for commercialization of GMOs

Richmond Frimpong&nbsp|&nbsp
A Ghanaian chief, Nana Adjie Panin II, has called for the country’s commercialization of genetically modified (GM) seeds. Genetically modified ...
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Pandemic likely to lead to a global shortage of protein-rich foods with African and Asia hardest hit

Joseph Gakpo&nbsp|&nbsp
A global shortage of protein-rich foods is expected this year due to COVID-19 and other factors, says a new report ...
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A precautionary tale of COVID and GMO pseudoscience

Daniel Norero&nbsp|&nbsp
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it’s sparked numerous conspiracy theories that are often spread by extreme right and “alternative” medicine ...
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COVID-19 disrupts Africa’s seed supply, threatening food security

Joseph Gakpo&nbsp|&nbsp
The global pandemic has made it difficult for some African seed companies to produce and import sufficient quantities of quality ...
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Nigerian scientists say ‘smart’ agriculture can help mitigate climate change

Nkechi Isaac&nbsp|&nbsp
Promoting smart agriculture is one step nations can take to help mitigate the negative effects of farming on the climate, ...
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African farmers yearn for biotechnology in the face of climate change

Lenganji Sikapizye&nbsp|&nbsp
Southern Africa is on the receiving end of the devastating impact of climate change, driving millions into hunger. A record ...
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Oxitec wins approval to release GMO mosquitoes in US

Joan Conrow&nbsp|&nbsp
Oxitec has received state and federal approval to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in a pilot project planned for the ...

African experts urge a ‘special focus’ on agriculture in post COVID recovery

Verenardo Meeme&nbsp|&nbsp
African experts are urging governments across the continent to give a “special focus” to agriculture in the post-COVID-19 recovery era ...
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Italy and Israel bet on GM microalgae to develop edible COVID vaccine

Daniel Norero&nbsp|&nbsp
The rush to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 has extended to Italy and Israel, where scientists are using the tools ...

African scientists try to resurrect research sidelined by COVID

John Agaba&nbsp|&nbsp
As African nations begin easing the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, scientists are uncertain about ...

Greenpeace legal challenge fails to stop Kenya’s food imports

Verenardo Meeme&nbsp|&nbsp
A Greenpeace-endorsed lawsuit to prevent Kenya’s government from importing maize to ease predicted food shortages has been rendered moot due ...

USDA revised regulations of GMO and gene edited plants. Here’s what it means.

Greg Jaffe&nbsp|&nbsp
The long-awaited updates from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to its genetically engineered (GE) organism regulation have been ...
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Top 5 most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates

Mark Lynas&nbsp|&nbsp
More than 100 vaccine efforts are currently underway in the global push to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ...
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Analysis: Is COVID-19 a blessing or a curse to Africa?

Slyvia Tetteh&nbsp|&nbsp
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has left no corner of the world untouched. Since the first case of the disease was ...
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Study: Bt eggplant wins market and farmer acceptance in Bangladesh

Joan Conrow&nbsp|&nbsp
Farmers have achieved significantly higher yields and revenues by growing genetically engineered, insect-resistant eggplant (Bt brinjal), which has gained market ...
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Misconceptions about GMOs in Ghana due to weak education, study reveals

Dennis Baffour-Awuah&nbsp|&nbsp
Knowledge about genetically modified (GM) food and biotechnology is low among the Ghanaian public due to low levels of education ...

African nations warm to crop biotechnology for potential food security gains

Joseph Gakpo&nbsp|&nbsp
Though only a few African countries are now growing genetically modified (GM) crops commercially, governments across the continent are increasingly ...