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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 | 
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 ...
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Rwanda controls COVID-19 but its farmers struggle

Pacifique Nshimiyimana | 
Rwanda has achieved astonishing results in controlling the novel coronavirus, recording just five deaths from COVID-19 even as cases continue ...
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GM crops can lift farmers out of poverty, study shows

Joseph Gakpo | 
On a continent where more than 80 percent of the people living in extreme poverty are rural farmers, some have ...
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Viewpoint: Agro-ecology agendas are trapping African farmers in poverty

Mark Lynas | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
Oxitec has received state and federal approval to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in a pilot project planned for the ...
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African experts urge a ‘special focus’ on agriculture in post COVID recovery

Verenardo Meeme | 
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 | 
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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African scientists try to resurrect research sidelined by COVID

John Agaba | 
As African nations begin easing the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, scientists are uncertain about ...
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Greenpeace legal challenge fails to stop Kenya’s food imports

Verenardo Meeme | 
A Greenpeace-endorsed lawsuit to prevent Kenya’s government from importing maize to ease predicted food shortages has been rendered moot due ...
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USDA revised regulations of GMO and gene edited plants. Here’s what it means.

Greg Jaffe | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
Knowledge about genetically modified (GM) food and biotechnology is low among the Ghanaian public due to low levels of education ...
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African nations warm to crop biotechnology for potential food security gains

Joseph Gakpo | 
Though only a few African countries are now growing genetically modified (GM) crops commercially, governments across the continent are increasingly ...
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African science steps up to COVID challenge

Joseph Opoku Gakpo | 
As the coronavirus spreads across Africa, launching a pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) warns could “smolder” for years, ...
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