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Nigeria grants approval for cultivation of genetically modified maize variety

The government of Nigeria has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new maize variety developed by researchers at...

Kano farmers list benefits of genetically modified beans

Farmers in Tudun Wada in Kano State have expressed joy at the release of the new Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, saying it makes...

Nigeria to rake in $638m through Bt cowpea export – OFAB

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), a biotechnology informative platform, says Nigeria could rake in $638 million in six years through cowpea export...

Groups bid Percy Schmeiser farewell, demand increased action to protect food systems

The GMO-Free Nigeria Alliance and Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in commemoration of the World Food Day 2020 have called for more action...

Partnership to educate farmers on use of GM cowpea technology

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is collaborating with the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) to provide useful and timely information...

Agency to partner security agencies in enforcing biosafety law

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has approached various security agencies including the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) as well as the Nigerian Security and...

GMOs and unhealthy fixation, by Saletan

The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud, writes William Saletan in a recent edition of Slate (www.slate.com). Saletan,...

Why GMOs are not solution to food production

Every January and for almost two decades GM crop proponents celebrate the arrival of report of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech (ISAAA) on...

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Nigeria requires over 350m trees yearly to check deforestation – NCF

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says that Nigeria needs to plant over 350 million trees annually to check deforestation. Director-General,...

Uganda urges UN refugee agency to support environmental protection drive

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged the United Nations to support the country’s environmental protection efforts by providing refugees...

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