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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 ...
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How synthetic biology can solve the problems we’ve created

Jenna Gallegos | 
Human activity has wreaked havoc on the environment. Many of the products we rely on for our daily lives are ...
Scientists can save one of Uganda's staple crops with genetic engineering—if lawmakers will let them

Scientists can save one of Uganda’s staple crops with genetic engineering—if lawmakers will let them

Lominda Afedraru | 
Ugandan scientists are accelerating their outreach to lawmakers to make them aware of improved crops like disease-resistant cassava .... Cassava, ...
How one plant scientist challenges the 'natural is better' myth

How one plant scientist challenges the ‘natural is better’ myth

Justin Cremer | 
Paul Vincelli spends a good deal of his time talking to the public about genetic engineering so it’s not surprising ...
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Video: Filipino farmer shares insider tips for spreading GMO acceptance in developing world

AD Alvarez | 
To mark the occasion of World Food Day, farmers from around the world will convene in Iowa to share thoughts ...
UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The science advocate anti-GMO groups love to hate

UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The science advocate anti-GMO groups love to hate

Joan Conrow | 
In the contentious arena of livestock breeding and biotechnology, Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam has emerged as a tireless advocate for getting ...
Will 'precautionary mindset' at UN biodiversity meeting threaten agricultural innovation?

Will ‘precautionary mindset’ at UN biodiversity meeting threaten agricultural innovation?

Pablo Orozco | 
Some 196 countries may decide to limit access to the benefits of pioneering new biotechnological applications at an upcoming international ...
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Anti-GMO activists can’t be allowed to ‘have their way,’ African farmer warns

Bradford Owusu | 
When I was a little boy, what I feared most were the masqueraders .... human beings wearing masks or ...
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Educating farmers key to biotech crop success in developing world

Gerald Andae | 
African countries and the Philippines have made significant progress in developing genetically modified (GMO) crops, adding impetus to the drive to ...
China's adoption of GMO cotton launched 25-year decline in 'hazardous' pesticide use

China’s adoption of GMO cotton launched 25-year decline in ‘hazardous’ pesticide use

Mark Lynas | 
China has experienced large and sustained reductions in pesticide use as a result of adopting GMO cotton, according to the largest-ever ...
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Biotech experts open their labs to combat misinformation about GMOs

Verenardo Meeme | 
Scientists are demonstrating the efficacy of plant biotechnology by taking Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows through the process ...
Brexit could free UK farmers from Europe's stringent GMO regulations

Brexit could free UK farmers from Europe’s stringent GMO regulations

Justin Cremer | 
Like most United Kingdom citizens, English farmer Andrew Osmond lives with a certain sense of uncertainty brought on by Brexit ...
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As Uganda debates GMO safety, its scientists boost food production in neighboring countries

John Agaba | 
When Dr. Geoffrey Arinaitwe returned home after earning his PhD in biotechnology in Belgium in 2005, Uganda seemed a promising ...
South Africa urges neighboring countries to learn from its success with biotech

South Africa urges neighboring countries to learn from its success with biotech

Joseph Opoku Gakpo | 
South Africa is urging other African countries to learn from its latest strategy and adopt more holistic policies around biotechnology ...
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Anti-GMO ‘Russian trolls’ also spread vaccine myths on social media, study finds

Mark Lynas | 
A new study showing that Russian-linked trolls and social media bots have been heavily promoting misinformation on vaccines shows just how far ...
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Cryopreservation: Scientists protect diversity of Uganda’s staple crops with cold storage

Christopher Bendana | 
Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is using liquid nitrogen to conserve banana cell lines .... to combat disease and ...
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If Ghana follows Nigeria’s lead and approves Bt cotton, it could jump-start its textile industry

Joseph Opoku Gakpo | 
Nigeria’s decision to commercialize Bt cotton has revived hopes for the novel variety in Ghana, its West African neighbor. Science-focused ...
In landmark case, activist attempt to block introduction of GMO corn dismissed by Nigerian High Court

In landmark case, activist attempt to block introduction of GMO corn dismissed by Nigerian High Court

Nkechi Isaac | 
Just two weeks after Nigeria’s federal government approved the commercialization of Bt cotton, scientists scored another victory with a court judgment ...
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Indian farmers double yields with Bt cotton, but pest resistance issues complicate its advantages

Mark Lynas | 
Ever since India adopted genetically modified Bt cotton in 2002, a bitter battle has been raging to define the narrative ...
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Kenya, Ethiopia show neighboring Uganda how to revive its dying cotton industry with pest-tolerant technology

Isaac Ongu | 
Cotton, once a cash cow in Uganda where growers aspired to outcompete each other in the acreage covered and income ...
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Ugandan researcher: Western science education a ‘game changer’ for African agriculture

Christopher Bendana | 
[Dr. Priver] Namanya, a plant biotechnologist at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) in Kawanda, Uganda, has been doing [biotechnology ...
Viewpoint: FDA approval of 'Impossible Burger's' key GMO ingredient is a huge step for sustainable food

Viewpoint: FDA approval of ‘Impossible Burger’s’ key GMO ingredient is a huge step for sustainable food

Mark Lynas | 
The “clean meat” revolution took a major step forward [on July 23] as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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CRISPR: How gene editing could provide clean water, cut pesticide use and protect the environment

Jenna Gallegos | 
CRISPR has been making headlines for its potential to treat or prevent diseases. But medicine isn’t the only science where ...
Viewpoint: GMOs may be controversial, but bio-technology is creating a greener, cleaner world

Viewpoint: GMOs may be controversial, but bio-technology is creating a greener, cleaner world

Joan Conrow | 
Jason Kelly, founder of the microbe engineering company Ginkgo Bioworks, wants those who work in the often-contentious field of GMOs ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no one ‘butterfly-killing bogeyman’ to blame for declining monarch populations

Justin Cremer | 
“When you look at the 25-year trend, it seems quite dire,” [Anurag] Agrawal, a Cornell University professor of ecology and ...
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Gene-drive off-switch addresses concerns of releasing ‘genocidal’ mosquitoes into nature to control pests and disease

Mark Lynas | 
Researchers in the UK have developed the first ‘switchable’ gene drive system, potentially addressing fears that the use of gene ...