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  • 05/2014GMO Food Labeling Policies Review

    More than 40 countries have adopted some form of labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But not all approaches are successful in providing consumer choice or consumer information, according to a review done by the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS). The PBS summary of policies reported in the review found […]

  • 05/2014Biosafety of GM Crops in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

    Development of plant biotechnology (GMO) biosafety regulations in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania has been an evolving process of both progress and retreat according to Dr. Judith A. Chambers, who leads the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Chambers, who holds a PhD in […]

  • 04/2014“Interaction between Scientists and Media Personnel in Ghana”

    Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (Crops) recently called on the media to ensure objective and fair reporting on the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Ghanaian farmers stand to gain a lot in the eventual commercial introduction of genetically engineered crops,” said Dr. Yakubu Alhassan during a recent press gathering. The education event […]

  • 04/2013“Feeding the Planet in a Warming World”

    The ever widening effect of climate change requires the development of comprehensive adaptation strategies that can transform our systems to meet this reality. The world requires game-changing agricultural innovation and next generation technologies to address the impacts of climate change, and our exploding population, on global food production, says a new report by The Information […]

  • 06/2012Biotech Crops can help meet food, feed and fiber challenges

    African countries were encouraged, recently, to consider all agricultural innovations when solving the challenges of meeting food, feed and fiber demands. At the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) events in Uganda and Kenya, it was highlighted by Dr. Clive James that we have to use the best of agricultural biotechnologies and conventional technologies and create […]