South African saga: Anti-GMO activist groups' disinformation campaign against new disease-resistant corn

South African saga: Anti-GMO activist groups’ disinformation campaign against new disease-resistant corn

South Africa's corn is already more than 90 percent GMO. An application to introduce an improved, disease-fighting variety has revved ...
Uganda becomes newest country to approve growing of GMO, gene-edited crops

Uganda becomes newest country to approve growing of GMO, gene-edited crops

Uganda’s Parliament voted the long-awaited National Biosafety Act of 2017 into law ... ending years of governmental debate over whether ...
Uganda on track to pass 'biotech bill' that should pave way for GMO crop commercialization

Uganda on track to pass ‘biotech bill’ that should pave way for GMO crop commercialization

Uganda’s long-awaited national Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill was delayed again yesterday, but is likely to be passed next Tuesday [Oct ...
Insect damaged corn

Ugandan journalist: How do you report on crop biotechnology when critics spread misinformation?

Genetic engineering could help Uganda combat some of its toughest food security challenges. But anti-GMO activists' misinformation campaigns are standing ...
Hidden hunger: How anti-GMO activists are blocking humanitarian biofortification in Africa and Asia

Hidden hunger: How anti-GMO activists are blocking humanitarian biofortification in Africa and Asia

Many crops grown in the developing world are deficient in nutritional qualities--which makes biofortification critical if we hope to improve ...
Does Uganda need GMOs? Scientists look to gene editing to spur innovation

Does Uganda need GMOs? Scientists look to gene editing to spur innovation

Even as scientists in Uganda and other African countries aggressively push for approvals of new disease-fighting GMO crops, the focus ...
Uganda: From scorching drought to ravaging worms, poor pay the price for missing out on a biotech solution

Uganda: From scorching drought to ravaging worms, poor pay the price for missing out on a biotech solution

The food and famine crisis is finally bringing to a head the clash between anti-GMO activists, mostly European based, and ...
Shifting political climate in Uganda may block greenlighting of GMOs

Shifting political climate in Uganda may block greenlighting of GMOs

The Ugandan Parliament will resume debate on the stalled Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill when lawmakers return from recess later this ...
Banana wilt, GMOs and Food Evolution: Behind the scenes in Uganda profiling desperate plight of poor farmers

Banana wilt, GMOs and Food Evolution: Behind the scenes in Uganda profiling desperate plight of poor farmers

Despite claims by anti-GMO activists who say crop biotechnology mostly benefits big corporations, African farmers and poor people are the ...
Uganda's science march reveals love, frustration of young scientists

Uganda’s science march reveals love, frustration of young scientists

Student scientists join global march in support of science, offer their thoughts on where things stand in Uganda ...
How 'human bees',  biotechnologists and Gates Foundation are rescuing the African cassava staple

How ‘human bees’, biotechnologists and Gates Foundation are rescuing the African cassava staple

Neither conventional breeding nor genetic engineering alone can solve the viruses threatening Africa's key crop. Add some Gates' funding and ...
How anti-modern farming agroecology NGOs spread GMO misinformation in Africa

How anti-modern farming agroecology NGOs spread GMO misinformation in Africa

Europe and US-funded NGOs are spreading scare stories about GMO crops. Cornell Alliance for Science and other groups are trying ...
A feet beer maker extracting banana juice for making his favorite brew. Biotechnology could take those feet off the juice and more market created

Biotechnology could remove dirty feet from Uganda’s beloved beer

Ugandans make beer by squishing banana's with their feet. But biotech may be able to offer a better way that ...
Tanzanian women battle virus-fighting “liberator” cassava but challenges loom

Tanzanian women battle virus-fighting “liberator” cassava but challenges loom

With the introduction of GMO crops still stalled in Tanzania, farmers and scientists are pressing ahead with alternative advanced farming ...
D-Day approaches for Uganda's Biosafety law, which could pave way for GMO crops

D-Day approaches for Uganda’s Biosafety law, which could pave way for GMO crops

Ugandan scientists allied with farmers and students clash with anti-GMO activists over long-delayed biosafety bill that could lead to introduction ...
View from Uganda: Anti-GMO critics smear Cornell, African science communicators

View from Uganda: Anti-GMO critics smear Cornell, African science communicators

Cornell Alliance for Science has come under attack for reportedly promoting GMOs with dishonest, industry driven messages. But what is ...
Why Iowa State 'fortified' GM banana trials are vital to Uganda

Why Iowa State ‘fortified’ GM banana trials are vital to Uganda

Despite protests, many Ugandans could benefit from Iowa State research into 'golden banana.' ...
Uganda’s President Museveni endorses GMOs, tipping scales in reluctant parliament

Uganda’s President Museveni endorses GMOs, tipping scales in reluctant parliament

Talking directly to members of the Ugandan Parliament and several farmers who continue to suffer the burden of banana bacterial ...
'Know GMO' documentary, filming in Africa, challenges anti-GM scare campaign

‘Know GMO’ documentary, filming in Africa, challenges anti-GM scare campaign

Documentary filmmakers travel to Uganda with hopes of bringing better understanding based on facts, evidence and science to the greater ...
Activists threaten adoption of virus resistant GMO cassava that could rescue Africa's staple

Activists threaten adoption of virus resistant GMO cassava that could rescue Africa’s staple

Anti-GMO activists caught spreading scare stories and lies about virus resistant and nutritionally enhanced GMO cassava ...
As disease threatens Uganda's banana crop, ActionAid and anti-GMO groups fan fears

As disease threatens Uganda’s banana crop, ActionAid and anti-GMO groups fan fears

Uganda is an emerging battle ground where anti-GMO activists try to scuttle introduction of a transgenic banana that could rescue ...
Transgenic solution to virus-threatened African cassava faces anti-GMO protests

Transgenic solution to virus-threatened African cassava faces anti-GMO protests

The cassava, a key African staple especially valued because of its drought tolerance, is threatened by numerous viruses. Conventional agriculture ...
Documentarian Scott Hamilton Kennedy explores why activists block GMO solution to African banana wilt crisis

Documentarian Scott Hamilton Kennedy explores why activists block GMO solution to African banana wilt crisis

Poor farmers are in a panic. African anti-GMO activists blocking implementation of disease resistant GMO banana, but offer no solutions ...
ActionAid in Africa ensnared by its own ugly GMO cancer scare tactics

ActionAid in Africa ensnared by its own ugly GMO cancer scare tactics

Although the UK based NGO is scrambling to distance itself from its fear efforts in Uganda, GLP's African contributing writer ...
Death of British journalist after eating organic peanuts highlights absurdity of GMO safety scare

Death of British journalist after eating organic peanuts highlights absurdity of GMO safety scare

The tragic death of a British journalist in Uganda who died of a toxic reaction to an organic groundnut underscores ...
Will Tanzania follow Burkina Faso in embracing GM crops to fight ravaging diseases?

Will Tanzania follow Burkina Faso in embracing GM crops to fight ravaging diseases?

There is a groundswell of popular support for crop biotechnology among African farmers, with Uganda and Burkina Faso the most ...
African elites blame early puberty on GMOs, sabotaging nutrition-enhanced cassava, matooke

African elites blame early puberty on GMOs, sabotaging nutrition-enhanced cassava, matooke

It is fashionable in Africa to blame everyinexplicable heath condition on genetic engineered food. It's part of a campaign organized ...

Monsanto’s perceived or real evil a creation of capitalism, biotechnology a scapegoat

Monsanto, an American agro-biotech giant with several operational offices and products across the globe has been every Activist’s reference in ...