Posts made in February, 2016

Genetically modified technology a safe tool to help meet food supply demands, plant scientists say

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Date: February 18, 2016 Summary: More than 1,000 scientists from nonprofit, corporate, academic, and private institutions say that public doubts about genetically modified food crops are hindering the next Green Revolution.   More than 1,000 scientists from nonprofit, corporate, academic, and private institutions say public doubts about genetically modified food crops are hindering the next Green Revolution. In a letter published in the...

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Kenya’s Agriculture Minister and AU-NEPAD CEO Underscores Use of ST&I in African Agriculture

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Agriculture Minister Willy Bett (right) with AU-NEPA CEO Dr. Mayaki (center) and BecA Director Dr. Dijkeng at the event Special Edition: February 11, 2016 Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mr. Willy Bett and Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), have underscored the use of science, technology and innovation as a vehicle to achieve food...

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Kenya Approves Bt Maize for Limited Field Release

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            A section of Kenyan parliamentarians on a biotech study tour in the country (Hon. Sabina Chege in blue)   Special Edition: February 11, 2016 Kenya’s Biosafety Authority has granted a conditional approval for environmental release of insect resistant maize (Bt maize) for National Performance Trials. The Bt maize has been genetically modified to produce an insecticide – Bt protein – that kills certain insect pests. The gene added to the maize comes...

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