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.
  • Africa:  Fungi Offer Non-GM Way to Enhance Food Crops

    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 »

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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 »

  • Kenya:  Label Genetically Modified Foods Activists Demand

    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:  Environmental Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops

    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 »

  • Ghana:  Genetically Modified Foods Are Safe to Eat - Scientist

    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 »

  • Kenya:  Genetically Modified Organisms No Answer to Food Shortage

    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 »

  • Malawi:  Drought-Resistant Tea Highlighted in Natural Product Research

    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 »