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Once ‘misinformed and misled’ about GMOs, Ugandan farmers eager to grow disease-resistant cassava

Farmers from five districts in the West Nile region in North Western Uganda are upbeat about the prospect of growing ...
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African cassava mosaic virus poses serious threat to food security. Is CRISPR gene editing the answer?

.... African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) has been linked to famine and indirectly to the deaths of thousands of people ...
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Attempts to CRISPR gene edited cassava plants to fight off viruses resulted in mutated viruses, study finds, raising concerns

Using gene-editing technology to create virus-resistant cassava plants could have serious negative ramifications, according to new research by plant biologists ...
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Biofortified cassava could help fight anemia, which impacts 75% of preschool children in Nigeria

The “hidden hunger” caused by micronutrient deficiency is a global threat to human health, with particularly severe impacts in Africa ...
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Disease-resistant cassava could help safeguard against starvation in developing countries

[Ismail] Rabbi, a geneticist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria, and his colleagues are on ...
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Uganda’s young cassava farmers want access to GMO crops

Though Uganda’s Parliament passed a biosafety bill [the week of November 26], it remains unclear whether it will benefit a ...
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Boosting crop yields by using genetic engineering to help plants discard natural toxins

Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
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Nigeria green lights field trials of disease-resistant GMO staple crops

The Federal Government has granted permits for confined field trials on genetically modified maize, rice, cassava, sorghum and cowpea to ...
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CRISPR gene editing speeds breeding of Cassava and other staple food crops

Cassava plays a big role as a staple food and a highly favored commodity in the multibillion starch industry. However, ...
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Advanced breeding could lead to virus-free cassava, saving African staple crop from extinction

“Cassava is the most important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa,” says Morag [Ferguson], a cassava specialist who [works] with [the International ...
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Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

Plant scientist Devang Mehta: African farmers lose 24% of their cassava crop each year on average due to the mosaic ...
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Ugandan farmers struggling with cassava viruses await GMO solution

Cassava is a major staple food for millions of people in the tropical regions of the world. In Uganda it ...
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The human cost of the anti-GMO movement: Why one scientist is quitting GE crop research

Constantly confronting people who think my research will harm them is profoundly distressing ...
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Talking Biotech: How USAID uses GMO crops to improve food security around the world

USAID science advisor Angela Records: Disease-resistant GMO cassava, bananas show promise in improving food security in developing countries ...
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15 surprising GMO and gene-edited crop advances underway in South and Central America

Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked ...
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South African saga: Anti-GMO activist groups’ disinformation campaign against new disease-resistant corn

South Africa's corn is already more than 90 percent GMO. An application to introduce an improved, disease-fighting variety has revved ...