Poverty, Genetically modified food, Human, Africa, Agriculture, Transgenic maize

GMO ‘scarecrow’: What’s keeping Africa from embracing genetically engineered crops?

On Feb 8, 2021
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Widespread scare-mongering has discouraged Ghanian farmers from using efficient biotech crops. https://t.co/sE61yCWe3G @SlyviaTawiah @ScienceAlly
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The advent of climate change, coupled with new plant pests and diseases, has worsened the plight of Ghanaian farmers, relegating them to remain in poverty

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On Feb 8, 2021
@GeneticLiteracy shared
Widespread scare-mongering has discouraged Ghanian farmers from using efficient biotech crops. https://t.co/sE61yCWe3G @SlyviaTawiah @ScienceAlly
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GMO ‘scarecrow’: What’s keeping Africa from embracing genetically engineered crops?

GMO ‘scarecrow’: What’s keeping Africa from embracing genetically engineered crops?

The advent of climate change, coupled with new plant pests and diseases, has worsened the plight of Ghanaian farmers, relegating them to remain in poverty

GMOs: Scarecrow and the irony of a farmer’s hoe

GMOs: Scarecrow and the irony of a farmer’s hoe

The advent of climate change, coupled with new plant pests and diseases, has worsened the plight of Ghanaian farmers, relegating them to remain in poverty as their crop yields and incomes ...

How European-Based NGOs Block Crop Biotechnology Adoption In Africa

How European-Based NGOs Block Crop Biotechnology Adoption In Africa

European politicians and anti-biotech groups lobby to prevent Africa from adopting or trading GE crops. Farmers have been forced to use agro-ecology techniques, which have faired poorly. ...

Groups Warn Against the Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Nigeria

Groups Warn Against the Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Nigeria

Over 75 Civil Society Organizations from Nigeria, Africa and other countries in the world have condemned moves to open the way for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Nigeria. ...

Nigeria first to approve Bt cowpea, Ghana may follow

Nigeria first to approve Bt cowpea, Ghana may follow

Nigeria has to import cowpea to meet demand for its most important legume

Kenya, Nigeria Defy the EU and Approve GMOs

Kenya, Nigeria Defy the EU and Approve GMOs

Africa’s struggle to achieve technology and trade independence is not likely to end anytime soon.

GM Crops: “Nigeria in perfect position to lead Africa’s biotech revolution” – Cowpea Farmer/Expert

GM Crops: “Nigeria in perfect position to lead Africa’s biotech revolution” – Cowpea Farmer/Expert

Nigeria on the 7th of October last year reached a significant milestone when it became the first country in the world to approve Biotech (BT) Cowpea and usher the commercial release of the ...

Africa: How These Women Scientists Will Help Africa Adapt to Changing Climate

Africa: How These Women Scientists Will Help Africa Adapt to Changing Climate

A group of 25 women from eastern and western Africa have joined the list of young researchers racing to bridge the shortage of women agriculture scientists in Africa.

GMOs and Modern Ag: A Partnership to Feed & Nourish a Growing World

GMOs and Modern Ag: A Partnership to Feed & Nourish a Growing World

From GPS guided self-driving tractors to drones monitoring crop health, today’s modern farms use an array of innovative technologies to grow crops and utilize resources more efficiently ...

Strengthening Stewardship is Key in Bolstering Adoption of Biotech Crops in Africa

Strengthening Stewardship is Key in Bolstering Adoption of Biotech Crops in Africa

Africa has made tremendous progress in crop biotechnology with seven countries – Eswatini, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan – having already approved ...

How COVID Affects Global GM Crops

How COVID Affects Global GM Crops

Dirt to Dinner is pleased to introduce accomplished Ghanian agriculture journalist, Joseph Opoku Gakpo, to Dirt to Dinner. A 2016 Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellow, ...