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Namibia: Millers promise to strengthen anti-GMO measures

Irene !Hoaës | 
The following is an excerpt. Windhoek — Following revelations that maize meal available on Namibian shelves contain percentages of genetically ...

Growing need for GMO labelling in Namibia

Irene !Hoaës | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The Namibian Organic Association (NOA) is calling for the introduction of mandatory and comprehensive ...

Namibians eat unapproved GM maize products

Irene !Hoaës | 
Maize meal sold in some shops in Namibia is derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a recent test has revealed ...

Chickpea genome map to benefit poor farmers

Jerome Bossuet | 
The following is an excerpt. A team of agricultural researchers from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, led by the ...

Nigeria can’t afford to neglect biotechnology in agriculture

Jimoh Babatunde | 
The following is an excerpt. With a growing population that is expected to hit 400million people by 2050, the question ...

Label GMO foods to protect consumers, urge activists

Elizabeth Were | 
Civil society groups yesterday petitioned the government to ensure that genetically modified food in the country is labelled to protect ...

Food security challenges: Biotechnology to the rescue in Africa?

Abdallah El-Kerebe | 
It is imperative for Nigeria to embrace the modern food production techniques that have come in the form of Agricultural ...

Tanzania: Endless debate on GMOs must come to an end

LAST week during the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Arusha, fresh calls were made for the government to adopt ...

Nigeria: No GM foods in the Nigerian food market

Zakariyya Adaramola | 
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has said there are no genetically modified (GM) foods in Nigerian markets, dispelling fears ...

Africa: Are Nigerians afraid of GMOs?

Zakariyya Adaramola | 
Nigerians are still apprehensive of Genetically Modified foods despite the fact that they are safe for consumption, the National Agricultural ...

Nigeria: Genetically engineered bacteria prevent mosquitoes from transmitting Malaria

Sola Ogundipe | 
In a renewed hope to eliminate the menace of malaria on human health, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research ...

Nigeria: Biotechnology is Nigeria’s sure way to food security

Nikechi Isaac | 
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Ademola Adeseun, has said that biotechnology presents Nigeria the opportunity of ...

Nigeria: Stakeholders challenge President Jonathan over agricultural biotechnology law

Yemi Bamidele | 
Stakeholders including members of the National Assembly have berated President Goodluck Jonathan over his inability to assent into law till ...

Nigeria: ‘Nigeria needs biotechnology to avoid starvation’

Zakariyya Adaramola | 
The chairman Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Ademola Adeseun, has said Nigeria needs biotechnology to save it from ...

Kenya: Importers oppose conditions on GMOs

Catherine Karongo | 
A year after the government put labeling regulations on importation of all Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Products, the Cereal Millers ...

Kenya: Why Kenya has to adopt biotechnology in farming

Calestous Juma | 
Today a new revolution is knocking at Africa's door-agricultural biotechnology. It promises to do for agriculture what mobile technology has ...

Africa: EC contributes 5 million euros to help farmers maintain crop diversity

The European Commission is contributing more than €5 million (6.5 million dollars) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty ...

Africa: New film sows Seeds of Freedom , anti-GM twist

Teresa Andersen | 
A new film from the African Biodiversity Network (ABN) and the Gaia Foundation, narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, is set ...

Nigeria: ‘Genetically modified foods safe for humans’

Zakariyya Adaramola | 
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says consumption of Genetically Modified (GM) foods will not pose any threat to human ...

Africa: Biosafety regulators urged to strengthen links

George Achia | 
In efforts to harmonise national biosafety regulations across Africa, the links between national regulatory authorities and key stakeholders must be ...

Nigeria: Activists flay genetically modified food

Abdulwasiu Hassan | 
Environmental activists under the auspices of the 'Friends of the Earth Nigeria' have condemned the attempt by multinational agricultural companies ...

Kenya: The GM debate is more than about biosafety

David Dickson | 
This month, after almost a decade of intense debate, Kenya is expected to become the third country in Sub-Saharan Africa ...

Tanzania: Call for review of GMO rules

Orton Kiishweko | 
SOME stakeholders in the cotton industry have demanded the strict liability clause in bio-safety regulatory framework to be removed to ...

Africa: Global and national resistance to GMOs

Nnimmo Bassey | 
Our focus in this presentation is on modern biotechnology in crops and animal species. Traditional biotechnology is as old as ...

Kenya to get 249 million GMO technology boost

Agatha Ngotho | 
KENYA is set to benefit from a US $ 3 million grant seeking to enhance knowledge sharing and awareness on ...
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