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Ghana edges toward adopting pest resistant GMO cowpea

Ghana edges toward adopting pest resistant GMO cowpea

My Joy Online | 
[The Ghanian] government says its decision on whether to approve Ghana’s first genetically modified crop will be based on science ...
Biotechnology is key to meeting UN’s goal of zero hunger worldwide by 2030

Biotechnology is key to meeting UN’s goal of zero hunger worldwide by 2030

Modern Ghana | 
Agricultural biotechnology is a crucial tool for transforming global food systems to meet the United Nation’s goal of ensuring zero ...
GM crops: ‘Let the farmers decide’

GM crops: ‘Let the farmers decide’

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A South African scientist says it’s about time African governments prioritized the interests of farmers and allow them to use ...
Book review: Jennifer Thompson's 'GM Crops and the Global Divide' offers lessons drawn from the history of the agricultural biotechnology revolution, for activists to CRISPR advocates

Book review: Jennifer Thompson’s ‘GM Crops and the Global Divide’ offers lessons drawn from the history of the agricultural biotechnology revolution, for activists to CRISPR advocates

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
I’ve spent the last few weeks reading “GM Crops and the Global Divide,” the new book by Jennifer Thomson, emeritus professor at ...
US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Biotechnology could potentially account for about 20 percent of the global economy by 2040, with agricultural and manufacturing uses the ...
Agroecology in Africa: Silver bullet or pathway to poverty?

Agroecology in Africa: Silver bullet or pathway to poverty?

A model of agroecology that limits farming inputs in Africa to solely indigenous materials is meeting resistance from farmers and ...
‘My position is not ideological’: Why some agroecology advocates accept GM crops and synthetic pesticides

‘My position is not ideological’: Why some agroecology advocates accept GM crops and synthetic pesticides

Modern Ghana | 
[Head of advocacy and programs at the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, Dr. Charles Nyaaba] said that modern technological inventions, ...
High-yielding sweet potato that fights vitamin A deficiency could be Ghana’s first gene-edited crop

High-yielding sweet potato that fights vitamin A deficiency could be Ghana’s first gene-edited crop

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Research on Ghana’s first gene-edited crop — a high-yielding sweet potato with increased beta carotone content — is under way ...
Viewpoint: GM crops have been a global success, so why do critics focus on the experience of one African country?

Viewpoint: GM crops have been a global success, so why do critics focus on the experience of one African country?

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
In October 2017, I took a trip to Burkina Faso from Accra, Ghana — a journey that lasted a little ...
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Relying on agroecology will jeopardize Africa’s food security, farm official warns

An international push for Africa to adopt agroecology as its main agricultural production method threatens to jeopardize the continent’s food ...
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Pandemic food shortages could boost Ghana’s acceptance of insect-resistant GM Bt cowpea

My Joy Online | 
The Covid-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically ...
Some African scientists fear the continent will be left behind as gene editing transforms food production

Some African scientists fear the continent will be left behind as gene editing transforms food production

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Scientists in Africa are calling on their governments to ensure the continent isn’t left behind as gene editing revolutionizes food ...
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COVID-19 pandemic may boost public acceptance of Ghana’s GM cowpea

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
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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COVID halts global GM crop approvals, hitting poor farmers in developing countries hardest

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The demand rising from COVID-19 has ramped up vaccines using various genetic modification technologies, but when it comes to agriculture, ...
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5 steps African governments should take to keep food systems intact when the next pandemic hits

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
COVID-19 has hit world economies hard, and the agricultural sector is no exception. Restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of ...
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Despite activist opposition, Ghana’s scientists seek government approval for GM insect-resistant cowpea

My Joy Online | 
The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) has announced it will in November officially request approval from the National Biosafety Authority ...
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GM crops can lift farmers out of poverty, study shows

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
On a continent where more than 80 percent of the people living in extreme poverty are rural farmers, some have ...
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Agricultural technology key to protecting nature and preventing pandemics

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Scientists are urging governments across the globe to adopt technology to reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment and slow the ...
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Pandemic likely to lead to a global shortage of protein-rich foods with African and Asia hardest hit

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A global shortage of protein-rich foods is expected this year due to COVID-19 and other factors, says a new report ...
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COVID-19 disrupts Africa’s seed supply, threatening food security

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
The global pandemic has made it difficult for some African seed companies to produce and import sufficient quantities of quality ...
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African nations warm to crop biotechnology for potential food security gains

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Though only a few African countries are now growing genetically modified (GM) crops commercially, governments across the continent are increasingly ...
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Africa looks to build food self-sufficiency as COVID disrupts global supply chain

As Africa grapples with disruptions in the global supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some see it as an ...
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Gene editing will revolutionize crop breeding in Africa, new paper predicts

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Genome editing technology has the potential to revolutionize crop development on the African continent, especially in sub-Sahara Africa, according to ...
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COVID-19 virus spread prompts food insecurity fears in Africa

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is prompting food insecurity fears in Africa, with some countries already experiencing rising prices, ...
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New report hails Ghana’s ‘unique’ biosafety regime as nation prepares for its first GMO crop

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A new report has hailed Ghana’s “unique” biosafety regime as the West African nation prepares to commercialize insect-resistant Bt cowpea, ...
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Mozambique sees GMO crops as way to reduce poverty, achieve food security

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Mozambique is exploring the use of biotech crops to boost food security following its successful field trials of genetically modified ...
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Crop gene editing needs proactive communication plan, scientist warns

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Effective science communication is critical to ensure gene editing technology does not suffer from the perception problem now facing GMOs ...
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Nigerian farmer: ‘Give us the chance to use agricultural biotech’

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
African farmers must be given the opportunity to use genetically modified (GM) seeds as the sure way to enhance agricultural ...
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