Nigeria, Ghana commence consumption GMO crops

Nigeria and Ghana have commenced the consumption of first genetically modified BT cowpea with a view to enhancing scientific bilateral collaboration to boost food security in the West African sub-region. Both countries said that biotechnology is a cutting-edge tool of...

Ugandan study reveals higher yields and pest resistance with Bt maize

African scientists have demonstrated that genetically modified Bt maize offers much higher yields and better pest resistance than conventional varieties — traits that could greatly improve food security on the continent. In their study, published in Science Direct,...

BOOK REVIEW: GM CROPS AND THE GLOBAL DIVIDE

I’ve spent the last few weeks reading “GM Crops and the Global Divide,” the new book by Jennifer Thomson, emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town. Though the original title was “GM Crops: The West versus the Rest,” Thomson was prompted to...