Tag: GMO

Ugandan government passes GMO Bill

Ugandan government passes GMO Bill

The Ugandan government has passed the Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill, 2018. The bill will serve to provide a regulatory framework for safe development and application of biotechnology and release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The same bill had been passed earlier on this year ...

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Tanzania’s GMO maize field trials show promise

Tanzania's confined field trials of genetic modified maize is showing promise. The crop has reportedly shown signs of withstanding stem borer and fall armyworm attacks this year, which marks 2 years since the beginning of the trials. The confined field trials (CFT), which started in April 2016, ...

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Forbearance of GMO seeds in Africa

Forbearance of GMO seeds in Africa

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or in this case seeds are manufactured in a lab as a means to boost agriculture and food security in Africa. However, the move continues to face resistance from African countries who are hell bent on preserving its traditional seed base instead. Earlier on ...

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