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Nigeria moves forward with nitrogen-efficient GMO rice

Nigeria moves forward with nitrogen-efficient GMO rice

Nkechi Isaac | 
Still basking in the euphoria of commercializing sub-Saharan Africa’s first genetically modified (GM) food crop — insect-resistant cowpea —Nigeria has ...
Ease global regulatory burden to support ‘new revolution’ in crop breeding, researchers urge

Ease global regulatory burden to support ‘new revolution’ in crop breeding, researchers urge

Joan Conrow | 
It’s imperative to ease the regulatory burden on new crop breeding technologies that could feed a warmer, hungrier world, a ...
Kenya on track to commercialize GM maize by 2022 to increase yields, cut pesticide use

Kenya on track to commercialize GM maize by 2022 to increase yields, cut pesticide use

Verenardo Meeme | 
Whether it is ugali, a popular dish prepared from maize flour and often accompanied by meat, vegetables and pulses, or porridge, ...
South Africa has reaped major benefits from GM maize, study finds

South Africa has reaped major benefits from GM maize, study finds

Joseph Maina | 
Genetically modified (GM) maize has greatly improved food security in South Africa, reduced environmental damage and helped smallholder farmers achieve ...
Genetic engineering offers hope for effective vaccine against malaria

Genetic engineering offers hope for effective vaccine against malaria

Joan Conrow | 
Scientists have used genetic engineering to develop a vaccine that offers full protection against malaria in animal studies. Researchers and ...
Genome editing helps African researchers develop disease-resistant banana varieties

Genome editing helps African researchers develop disease-resistant banana varieties

Verenardo Meeme | 
Though breeding programs using genome editing remain in their infancy on the African continent, public research institutions are leading the ...
Kenya approves disease-resistant GMO cassava

Kenya approves disease-resistant GMO cassava

Joseph Maina | 
In yet another big win for its smallholder farmers, Kenya has become the first country globally to approve national performance ...
GM crops: ‘Let the farmers decide’

GM crops: ‘Let the farmers decide’

Joseph Gakpo | 
A South African scientist says it’s about time African governments prioritized the interests of farmers and allow them to use ...
Gene editing can prevent eucalyptus from becoming invasive

Gene editing can prevent eucalyptus from becoming invasive

Joseph Maina | 
Gene editing can prevent eucalyptus — a tree highly valued in Kenya and elsewhere for its hardy timber, wood fuel ...
Farmers warn Mexico’s GM corn ban will raise food prices

Farmers warn Mexico’s GM corn ban will raise food prices

Luis Ventura | 
Mexico’s farmer associations are teaming up and pushing back through legal battles in opposition to a presidential decree to ban ...
CRISPR offers hope for controlling African swine fever

CRISPR offers hope for controlling African swine fever

Joseph Maina | 
New vaccine trials hold great promise in the management of an East African strain of African swine fever (ASF), one ...
Gates Foundation funds research to control cattle ticks through biotechnology

Gates Foundation funds research to control cattle ticks through biotechnology

Joan Conrow | 
Technology that has been used to control mosquitoes and fall armyworm will now be applied to solving the world’s cattle ...
Seafood distributors welcome AquaBounty's sustainable GM salmon

Seafood distributors welcome AquaBounty’s sustainable GM salmon

AquaBounty will mark a new milestone for truly sustainable seafood this month with the first commercial harvest of fast-growing genetically ...
Kenya looks to gene editing to grow its key food crops

Kenya looks to gene editing to grow its key food crops

Joseph Maina | 
Kenya’s agriculture is set to benefit from several gene-editing projects that target some of the country’s key food crops and ...
Book review: Jennifer Thompson's 'GM Crops and the Global Divide' offers lessons drawn from the history of the agricultural biotechnology revolution, for activists to CRISPR advocates

Book review: Jennifer Thompson’s ‘GM Crops and the Global Divide’ offers lessons drawn from the history of the agricultural biotechnology revolution, for activists to CRISPR advocates

Joseph Gakpo | 
I’ve spent the last few weeks reading “GM Crops and the Global Divide,” the new book by Jennifer Thomson, emeritus professor at ...
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Over 2,000 Nigerian farmers ready to grow GM cowpea this year

Nkechi Isaac | 
More than 2,000 Nigerian farmers are planning to plant Bt cowpea, the country’s first genetically modified food crop, in July ...
Kenyan farmers reap bountiful first harvest of GM cotton

Kenyan farmers reap bountiful first harvest of GM cotton

Verenardo Meeme | 
Winfred Kasambu, a 50-year-old farmer and a grandmother of two from Kenya’s Eastern region, is cherishing high hopes of prosperity ...
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CRISPR may help curb malaria by altering a mosquito’s gut genes, new study suggests

Altering a mosquito’s gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise ...
Brazil approves environmentally ‘Friendly’ GM tool for controlling fall armyworm

Brazil approves environmentally ‘Friendly’ GM tool for controlling fall armyworm

Joan Conrow | 
Brazilian farmers are a step closer to using an environmentally friendly tool to control a destructive agricultural pest with the ...
US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

Joseph Gakpo | 
Biotechnology could potentially account for about 20 percent of the global economy by 2040, with agricultural and manufacturing uses the ...
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Five reasons to be optimistic about the future of genome editing

Joan Conrow, Justin Cremer | 
Though the past year delivered social, economic, health and personal difficulties that challenged people across the globe, science strutted its ...
Gene editing could help Kenya’s valuable tea crop retain its competitive edge

Gene editing could help Kenya’s valuable tea crop retain its competitive edge

Joseph Maina | 
Genome editing may help protect Kenya’s most important cash crop — tea grown in the country’s prime highlands — from ...
While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

Justin Cremer | 
This month marked one year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down around the world. The anniversary wasn’t exactly ...
Nigerian farmers welcome new cassava varieties: ‘My joy knows no bounds’

Nigerian farmers welcome new cassava varieties: ‘My joy knows no bounds’

Nkechi Isaac | 
Nigerian farmers are enthusiastic about the government’s approval of five new varieties of NextGen cassava that promise to double yields ...
FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Joseph Mercola, an osteopath who heads a large online “alternative ...
‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

Justin Cremer | 
North America’s monarch butterfly population is in trouble. That much has been clear for decades but scientists have found that ...
Poverty and hunger follow Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

Poverty and hunger follow Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

Africa’s fall armyworm invasion has contributed to poverty and hunger among smallholder farmers, a pioneering study shows. Severe levels of ...
CRISPR offers hope for controlling African swine fever

CRISPR offers hope for controlling African swine fever

Joseph Maina | 
New vaccine trials hold great promise in the management of an East African strain of African swine fever (ASF), one ...
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