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Crop biotechnology can aid environmental conservation, African scientists say

Nkechi Isaac | 
Over the years, many plant and animal species have disappeared from Earth, in part due to human degradation of the ...

Uganda’s GMO bill could become law without President’s assent

Isaac Ongu | 
After more than a decade of deliberations, a bill that governs the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Uganda ...
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Can genetically engineered bacteria ward off a hangover?

Jenna Gallegos | 
We all know that alcohol is bad for you — like really bad for you — and a night of ...

African farmers want GMO seeds to help weather climate change

John Agaba | 
It’s an old proverb in these lands that since man has learned to shoot without missing, birds have learned to ...
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Uganda GMO banana research progresses despite legal uncertainty

Lominda Afedraru | 
The Ugandan researchers who have been working since 2005 to breed more nutritious bananas say their progress won’t be hindered ...

Video: How Bt insect-resistant eggplant helped farmers in Bangladesh beat back an invasive pest

A new study confirms that genetically modified, pest-resistant Bt eggplant (brinjal) has helped smallholder farmers in Bangladesh greatly reduce their ...
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Kenya’s support for GMO crops likely to influence East Africa

John Agaba | 
For nearly 20 years, Kenya has attempted to adopt the better-yielding and disease- and drought-tolerant crop varieties bred through genetic ...
Egypt poised to again lead Africa in agricultural biotechnology innovation

Egypt poised to again lead Africa in agricultural biotechnology innovation

Joseph Opoku Gakpo | 
When will Egypt again lead Africa in agricultural biotech innovation? That question kept running through my mind when I visited ...
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High expectations for GMO rice research in Ghana

Joseph Opoku Gakpo | 
Both farmers and the Ghanaian scientists now conducting field trials of genetically modified (GM) rice believe the improved variety will ...
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Nigeria approves its first GMO food crop

Joan Conrow, Nkechi Isaac | 
After nearly a decade of research by its own scientists, Nigeria has approved its first genetically modified (GM) food crop ...
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Scientists could produce ‘green’ beer with CRISPR-edited yeast, but consumer fear of GMOs may stand in the way

Jenna Gallegos | 
First came the IPAs and then the double IPAs, triple IPAs, and imperial IPAs....Like most hipsters, I love a good hoppy ...

‘Landmark’ progress in 2018 expected to fuel more growth in Nigeria’s crop biotech sector

Nkechi Isaac | 
Building on landmark events from the past year, Nigeria’s biotechnology sector is expecting significant progress on two key food and ...

Viewpoint: As most of Africa ‘dilly-dallied,’ Sudan, South Africa boosted food production with biotech crops

John Agaba | 
Why are South Africa and Sudan ahead of every other country on the continent when it comes to biotech?....The nations ...
CRISPR-edited plants aren't GMOs—and 4 other essential facts about gene editing

CRISPR-edited plants aren’t GMOs—and 4 other essential facts about gene editing

Bijal Trivedi | 
If you’ve been stunned by all the alarming reports of gene-edited babies, you might have the impression that the only ...
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Nigeria could lead Africa to innovative future in agriculture by approving GMO cowpea

Opuah Abeikwen | 
Nigeria has commenced a historic process of leading other African nations on smart and innovative agriculture with the recent application ...
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Africa could miss the ‘gene revolution’ if it fails to embrace crop biotech, experts say

Nkechi Isaac | 
Africa can’t afford to be left behind as the gene revolution transforms modern farming, African agricultural experts say. This is ...
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CRISPR gene editing could turn wild plants into productive food crops

Vanessa Greenlee | 
The lantern-shaped groundcherry, with its distinctive paper-thin husk, tomato-like texture and flavor akin to kiwi, seems to deserve a place ...
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GMO bacteria could help resolve Africa’s plastic pollution ‘menace’

Joseph Opoku Gakpo | 
African scientists are calling for investments in the application of biotechnology to deal with the world’s plastic pollution problem. They ...
Precautionary principle may threaten progress of agriculture, medicine in Africa, expert says

Precautionary principle may threaten progress of agriculture, medicine in Africa, expert says

Nkechi Isaac | 
An over-reliance on the precautionary principle threatened to impede innovation in decisions made at [the recent] Convention on Biological Diversity ...
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Uganda’s young cassava farmers want access to GMO crops

Lominda Afedraru | 
Though Uganda’s Parliament passed a biosafety bill [the week of November 26], it remains unclear whether it will benefit a ...
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How anti-GMO groups and ‘Russian trolls’ influence public perceptions of science

Mark Lynas | 
A new opinion poll suggests that Russian trolls, aided by anti-GMO groups such as the Center for Food Safety and ...
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GMO crops may be necessary to counter impacts of climate change, study shows

Joan Conrow | 
New research suggests that the type of yield gains made possible by genetic engineering (GE) will be needed to offset ...
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Better livestock breeding could help bring Uganda’s farmers out of poverty

John Agaba | 
“Kafuuzi!” Grace Bwogi shouted. A black and grey goat turned in the caller’s direction before shifting her gaze and continuing ...

How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

Nkechi Isaac | 
Experts attending the [recent] United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Egypt say that adopting smart agronomic practices can play a significant ...

African nations push back against proposed UN ban on gene drives

Joseph Opoku Gakpo | 
Africa has kicked against a proposed moratorium on the environmental release of organisms containing gene drives now under debate at ...
10 African countries passed plant breeding protection laws to boost food security. Will Ghana join them?

10 African countries passed plant breeding protection laws to boost food security. Will Ghana join them?

Joseph Gakpo | 
Scientists, politicians and farmers are urging the government of Ghana to pass new laws that will strengthen the local seed ...
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University students embrace biotech research as Africa gradually embraces crop biotechnology

Christopher Bendana | 
Though most African nations have been slow to commercialize genetically modified crops, students across the continent remain committed to earning ...
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Vitamin-A fortified GMO banana may finally debut in Uganda in 2021, 16 years after research began

Lominda Afedraru | 
Ugandan scientists are eying a 2021 release date for genetically modified bananas fortified with vitamin A, provided the nation passes ...