In Africa, resistance to GMO crops is strong. Organized groups supported by Europeans’ NGOs mostly cause it. These groups appear very dynamic. Excited by two recent contradictory events about GM crops in West Africa -the decision of the Government of Burkina Faso to stop growing Bt-cotton; and the decision...
What is genetic modification? Genetic modification, also known as “genetic engineering,” is a technologically advanced way to select desirable traits in crops. While selective breeding has existed for thousands of years, modern biotechnology is more efficient and effective because seed developers are able to directly modify the genome of the...
By Rose Maxwell Gidado, PhD During the Twenty Third Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Assembly in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the heads of States and Governments of Africa undertook to eliminate hunger on the African continent by the year 2025. Put in simple terms, the Malabo Declaration states that by...
The practical use of biological processes in industrial production is no more a new science. Experts and historians alike are of the opinion that biotechnology has actually been around for a very long time, because its early examples include the making of cheese, wine and beer. The later developments...
During the Twenty Third Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Assembly in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the heads of States and Governments of Africa undertook to eliminate hunger on the African continent by the year 2025. Put in simple terms, the Malabo Declaration states that by 2025, no African should...
Responding to climate change and agricultural development issues: What roles can Biotechnology Play?                  Climate Change….. It’s here…. What can we do??? All over the world the issues of climate change has been brought to the front burners of many economies’… It is common...