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COVID-19 may stall Nigeria’s rollout of GMO cowpea

The COVID-19 pandemic may delay the rollout of pest-resistant Bt cowpea, Nigeria’s first genetically modified (GM) food crop. The country’s ...
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Raging debate: Ghana’s move to commercialize its first GMO cowpea met with mix of optimism and fear

The country plans to release the modified seeds this year or next. Will they benefit the small farmers they were ...
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Nigeria readies GMO cowpea field trials ahead of 2020 commercialization

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has disclosed that it would commence the trial of the pod borer resistant cowpea ...
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Nigeria has its first GMO cowpea. The battle for public acceptance is just getting started

A war of words over a recently-released genetically modified cowpea has divided the Nigerian public and raised concerns about the ...
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Biotech expert urges Nigeria to ignore activist calls to ban GMO Bt cowpea

Following fears and concerns by some civil society organisations and farmers over the safety of the newly commercialized Bt Cowpea ...
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Nigera’s approval of GMO cowpea signals Africa’s willingness to embrace biotech crops

Nigeria is on the path to becoming the first country to cultivate biotech cowpea after the country’s biosafety agency granted ...
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Nigeria approves its first GMO food crop

After nearly a decade of research by its own scientists, Nigeria has approved its first genetically modified (GM) food crop ...
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Nigeria could lead Africa to innovative future in agriculture by approving GMO cowpea

Nigeria has commenced a historic process of leading other African nations on smart and innovative agriculture with the recent application ...
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Adoption of GMO cowpea, rice could offer substantial boost to Ghana’s farmers and consumers, study says

Cowpea is the most widely produced grain legume in Ghana and a key food security crop. In northern Ghana, where ...
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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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Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free

US government funding and royalty-free Bt technology from Monsanto will enable West African countries to provide farmers with free cowpea ...