New GM soya beans give 25% greater yield in global food security boost

Genetically modified soya beans designed to absorb light more efficiently produced a 25% greater yield in an advance that could significantly boost global food supplies. The field trials are the first successful demonstration that genetic engineering can be used to...

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,...