Could Fungi Provide an Alternative to GM Crops?
Fungi and other microbes could provide a quicker and cheaper way of promoting crop growth in difficult conditions, microbiologists say.
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 7 November 2012
As temperatures soar and droughts increase in frequency, scientists around the world are working to create food crops tolerant of extreme temperatures - often an expensive and... read more »
Maize being grown at Huambo's Agricultural Institute in Angola.
Tanzania: State Not Ready for GMOs - Minister
Tanzania Daily News, 7 November 2012
THE government has said that it is not ready to adopt Genetic Modified Foods and Organisms (GMO) technology as the National Assembly on Monday evening passed the Bill proposing for... read more »
The Star, 17 October 2012
CIVIL society groups yesterday petitioned the government to ensure that genetically modified food in the country is labelled to protect consumers.read more »
Namibia Economist, 21 September 2012
Issues of concern regarding genetic engineering range from scientific uncertainties, human and animal health, contamination, food security as well as the environment. According to... read more »
Public Agenda, 5 October 2012
Contrary to the arguments by individuals and civil society groups that Genetically Modified (GM) products are dangerous for human consumption, a research scientist at the Savanna... read more »
The Star, 4 October 2012
Those who believe that genetically modified organisms (GMO) are the salvation of African agriculture ought to take a look at some video footage of lab rats shown recently on the... read more »
SciDev.Net, 11 September 2012
Researchers in Malawi have developed tea clones able to withstand the worst droughts in the country in recent years, a meeting on natural product development has heard.read more »