Posts made in September, 2013

Ghana begins GM seeds field trials

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

                Friday, 6 September 2013 By Fred Yaw Sarpong   Ghana has started the field trail of planting some Genetically Modified (GM) seeds at Nnoboam, near Konongo in the Ashanti region and Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) premises. Ghana adopted three main varieties of seeds to be tried at specific locations across the country. The three seeds which were imported into the...

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Labels for GMO Foods Are a Bad Idea: Scientific American Editors

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Mandatory labels for genetically modified foods are a bad idea   By The Editors 06 September 2013 This past June, Connecticut and Maine became the first states to pass bills requiring labels on all foods made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In November 2012 California voters rejected the similar Proposition 37 by a narrow majority of 51.4 percent. “All we want is a simple label/For the food that’s on our table,” chanted marchers...

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SEAMEO SEARCA “Southeast Asia in the Quest for Food Security” Photo Contest 2013

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Activities, Classifieds, News | 0 comments

              DEADLINE OF ENTRIES 31 OCT 2013 (24:00 GMT +8:00) First Place  USD 500 Second Place  USD 300 Third Place  USD 200 People’s Choice  USD 100     GUIDELINES The photo contest is open to all Southeast Asian nationals except SEARCA employees and immediate family members. The photo contest centers on the theme: “Southeast Asia in the Quest for Food Security.” All entries must be submitted online via the Photo Contest 2013 online...

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GM crops: African opposition is a farce, says group led by Kofi Annan

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Group chaired by former UN secretary general urges farmers to shake fear of the unknown and adopt new technologies   By Mark Tran, theguardian.com, Thursday 5 September 2013 Concern in Africa over genetically modified crops has been dismissed as fear of the unknown by an environmental group chaired by Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general. A report by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), published on Wednesday,...

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Renowned author and environmental campaigner talks about biotech and food security in SEARCA seminar

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Mark Lynas discusses how biotechnology can help in global food security in his SEARCA Special Seminar. (Photo by LLDDomingo)   02-September-2013 SEARCA BIC Media Release Former anti-GMO activist and renowned British author on climate change Mark Lynas asserted the importance of biotechnology in addressing the challenges of food security during his SEARCA Special Seminar titled “Meeting the Challenges of Food Security with Biotechnology” held at...

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