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Viewpoint: Drought-tolerant crops could help Africa prevent $372 billion in lost crop yields

Esther Ngumbi | 
Drought, a period of inadequate rain or no rainfall, is the main cause of crop yield loss in Africa, ultimately ...
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CRISPR crops focused on sustainable farming could soften African resistance to genetic engineering

Nteranya Sanginga | 
[Nteranya Sanginga is director general of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.] The role of genetic engineering in agriculture and ...

Filipino farmers petition government to deny golden rice approval

Diana Mendoza | 
Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his ...

Synthetic biology may place huge burden on small farmers, environment

Desmond Brown | 
The global value of the synthetic biology market reached 1.6 billion dollars in 2011and it will further grow to 10.8 ...
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US and Brazil move into ‘final stages’ of approving GE trees for commercial growing

Carey Biron | 
The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing approval for the commercialisation of genetically engineered ...

Anti-GMO activist campaign slams biofortified GM crops, claims biodiversity ‘far better’

Julio Godoy | 
Attempts to genetically modify food staples, such as crops and cattle, to increase their nutritional value and overall performance have ...

Mexican farmers reject GM beans

Bean grower Manuel Alvarado is part of the majority of producers in Mexico who consider it unnecessary to introduce genetically ...