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Plans to introduce GMO crops in disarray, legislators angry after Uganda’s president rejects GMO cultivation law for second time

The lawmakers could attempt to enact the legislation without the president’s signature ...
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Following approval of GMO crops, Nigeria sets sights on other biotech advances, including gene editing and synthetic biology

Africa's most populous nation has achieved significant strides in biotechnology ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO forces in Nigeria have abandoned reason and the nation’s best interests

Protecting health and and food security is best done through dialogue and education, not threats and smear campaigns ...
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Uganda’s anti-GMO activists blamed for stonewalling nation’s new biosafety rules

A campaign by non-governmental organizations is determined to keep Uganda free of GMOs ...
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African farmers look to genetic engineering in fight against plant diseases and pests

The benefits of genetic engineering will not come to fruition in Africa if the opponents of the technology continue to ...
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Ugandan researchers look to biotechnology to bolster food production in the face of climate change

As the impact of climate change continues to grow worldwide, farmers are likely to face new challenges in the form ...
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In boon to poor farmers, Ghana poised to introduce GMO crops

Though the nation already imports genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Ghana is ready to introduce genetically modified (GM) crops into its ...
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?

Scientists, politicians and farmers are urging the government of Ghana to pass new laws that will strengthen the local seed ...
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Viewpoint: If Nigeria wants sustainable agriculture, leaders must embrace biotech crops

World over and in various countries around the world there are laws to checkmate whatever one may think of. There ...
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Talking Biotech: What’s keeping disease-resistant GMO bananas from Ugandan farmers?

Ugandan researcher Nassib Mugwanya: GMO bananas are the best tool we have to save bananas from bacterial wilt, but Uganda's ...
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Ugandan legislator on why his nation needs to ‘wake up’ on GMOs

Robert Kafeero Sekitoleko is an engineer, legislator and chairperson of the Sectoral Committee on Science and Technology in Uganda’s Parliament ...
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GMO maize could halt devastating fall army worm invasion in Uganda—if it gets approved

Mary Yangi trekked a long journey from South Sudan to Uganda’s West Nile region to settle as a refugee and, ...
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Does Uganda need GMOs? Scientists look to gene editing to spur innovation

Even as scientists in Uganda and other African countries aggressively push for approvals of new disease-fighting GMO crops, the focus ...