KENYA - University lecturers have accused the State of double standards in its handling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
KENYA - The ban on genetically modified organisms (GMO) continues to block efforts to introduce a new variety of cotton that promises to lower costs of production.
KENYA - Last week’s promise by members of the European Union (EU) that they would allow genetically modified foods from Kenya into their region may have been premature, with the European Parliament taking a new vote on Tuesday.
NIGERIA - The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has advocated safe use of pesticide among farmers.
NIGERIA - Continued delay in the passage of the Bio-safety Bill by federal lawmakers is preventing the country from benefitting from the genetic materials market valued at over $500 billion.
NIGERIA - Professor of Biotechnology at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Efiom Ene-Obong, has taken a glaring stand in defence of biotechnology application as a means of increasing Nigeria’s agricultural productivity.
KENYA - In the face of declining cotton yields that threaten to disrupt Kenya’s textile industry, pressure is on to lift ban on biotechnology.
KENYA - The European Union (EU) has given its stamp of approval to biotechnology and use of genetically modified (GM) foods, urging the Kenya Government to lift the ban on GM food imports.
UGANDA - Uganda has introduced new rules for chilli exporters as it seeks to save the fresh produce sub-sector, now threatened by substandard inputs.
KENYA - The government has suspended the use of a controversial pesticide that has been linked to cancer on fruits and vegetables as Kenya races to protect its fresh produce from increased sanctions by the European Union.
ETHIOPIA - A three-day partnership forum that aims at reducing the harmful effects of aflatoxins, the highly toxic metabolites, in Africa opened on Tuesday at the African Union in Addis Ababa.
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