Kenyan scientists push for the adoption of GM technology

KENYA – The ban of Genetically Modified (GM) technology imposed in the country since 2012 and lack of approvals by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has been the biggest obstacle to food sustainability, scientists […]

U.S. seeks to push African countries to adopt GM crops

AFRICA – The United States is seeking African governments’ approval of genetically engineered (GMO) products given various restrictions on GMO imports in various African countries. TheEastAfrican has reported that a Trump administration official is visiting […]

Nigeria Federal Court strikes out suit filed against GM crops permit issuance

NIGERIA – The Federal High Court in Abuja struck out a suit filed against the issuance of permits and subsequent release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops including BT cotton in the country. According Premium Times, […]

Spain, USA and UK researchers successfully create GM rice with HIV-neutralizing proteins

WORLD – An international team of researchers from Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom has successfully created a strain of genetically modified (GM) rice that will produce HIV-neutralizing proteins. According to Crop Biotech, […]

Nigeria reports biotech cotton varieties allowing farmers access to biotech cotton seeds

NIGERIA – Nigeria has recorded a major breakthrough in crop biotechnology following official approval and registration of two Bt cotton varieties, allowing the farmers to access biotech cotton seeds. According to Crop Biotech, the registered […]

Bunge Loders Croklaan to launch non-GMO sunflower lecithin solution

USA – Bunge Loders Croklaan, the global business-to-business plant-based oils and fats business of Bunge, will debut BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin, a Non-GMO Project Verified ingredient with a range of benefits for food and beverages, including […]

Genetic resistance to wheat fungal disease identified

AUSTRALIA – Wheat researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in Western Australian varieties. According to Crop Biotech, the discovery was made as […]

World food and beverage companies want the government to label GMO ingredients

USA – The world’s top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients. According to […]

Ghana’s leading research institute endorses modern biotechnology

GHANA – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana’s leading research institute has endorsed the use of modern biotechnology, an area considered vital in enhancing food security. According to USDA’s GAIN, the approval was […]