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COVID-19 pandemic may boost public acceptance of Ghana’s GM cowpea

The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically ...
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Despite activist opposition, Ghana’s scientists seek government approval for GM insect-resistant cowpea

The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) has announced it will in November officially request approval from the National Biosafety Authority ...
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Ghanaian chief calls for commercialization of GMOs

A Ghanaian chief, Nana Adjie Panin II, has called for the country’s commercialization of genetically modified (GM) seeds. Genetically modified ...
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Misconceptions about GMOs in Ghana due to weak education, study reveals

Knowledge about genetically modified (GM) food and biotechnology is low among the Ghanaian public due to low levels of education ...
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Scientists and farmers dispute ag minister’s claim that Ghana doesn’t need GMOs

Scientists and farmers warn that Ghana’s agricultural sector will struggle if the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMO) is delayed ...
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Ghana’s parliament gives GMO crops a boost

Ghana’s parliament has approved regulations that open the door for the country to commercialize genetically modified (GMO) crops. The regulations ...
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Is it ‘unconstitutional’ to let activists use Ghana’s court system to ban GMOs?

It’s unconstitutional to allow anti-science groups to use Ghana’s judicial system to deny farmers the benefits of biotechnology, Ghana’s National ...
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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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Activists plan to call Vandana Shiva as ‘expert’ witness in Ghana GMO court case

Calling Indian activist Vandana Shiva an “expert witness” has been mocked by defendants in the case ...
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Ghana’s Supreme Court allows suit to move forward that could block GMO crop commercialization

The Supreme Court has shot down an attempt by the Ghana National Farmers and Fishermen Association (GNAFF) to quash a ...
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Scientists urge speedy introduction of GMOs to help Ghana cut food imports

As Ghana’s government rolls out a master plan to drastically cut down on food imports, scientists are urging the speedy ...
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Ghana’s Christian leaders join GMO debate, with some vouching for the technology’s goodness

Christian leaders in Ghana have joined the debate on whether the country should adopt genetically modified (GM) crops, with some ...
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Ghana considers new rules to enhance its GMO regime

Ghana’s parliament is considering new regulations that will help facilitate its safe adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The rules, ...
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Ghana farmer groups demand accelerated approval of GMO crops

Farmer groups in Ghana are asking the government to speed up the process of commercializing genetically modified (GM) crops as ...
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Students in Ghana rally support for GMO crops

Some student associations in Ghana have waded into the ongoing debate over whether the country should commercialize genetically modified organisms ...
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Ghana moves to stop illegal import of GMOs, biotech experts say country’s food supply is safe

A report of parliament’s Environment, Science and Technology Committee....said members are worried about the introduction of GMO products into [Ghana] ...
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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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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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Ghana set to introduce GMOs for human consumption, regulators say

Ghana is now ready to introduce genetically modified .... food onto the market, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ...
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If Ghana follows Nigeria’s lead and approves Bt cotton, it could jump-start its textile industry

Nigeria’s decision to commercialize Bt cotton has revived hopes for the novel variety in Ghana, its West African neighbor. Science-focused ...
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Ghanaian farmers enlist drones to combat fall armyworm invasion

Farmers at Janga in the West Mamprusi municipality of the Northern Region [in Ghana] are learning how to use drones ...
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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 ...