Nigeria Presents First Home Grown Genetically Modified Crop

After years of research, the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) presents to Nigerians Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea. The first home-grown Genetically Modified crop in Nigeria. PBR Cowpea has been under research for the last 8 years and according to the Executive Secretary of the ARCN, Professor Ambrose Voh, PBR Cowpea has passed all… Read More Nigeria Presents First Home Grown Genetically Modified Crop

Archives Reveal Why Africa Should not Depend on Monsanto for GMOs

New innovations in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry must pass through trials to find out the effectiveness and side effects. The innovation is given a Go, if the benefits way outweighs the side effects, if not it is taken back to the lab for more research. While Food biotechnology may be the solution to food… Read More Archives Reveal Why Africa Should not Depend on Monsanto for GMOs

Bio-Hacking: We Can Now Have Milk Without Cows and Eggs Without Chickens

“Bio-hacking” makes it possible to produce milk without cows and eggs without chickens. So-called synthetic biology could revolutionize food systems to more sustainably feed 7 billion,” says Hannes Sjoblad, a Swedish bio-hacker activist and Chief Disruption Officer at Epicenter in Stockholm. Read: Biotechnology – Solving Nigeria’s Food Insecurity Challenges Bio-hacking applies technology in creative ways… Read More Bio-Hacking: We Can Now Have Milk Without Cows and Eggs Without Chickens

Biotechnology – Solving Nigeria’s Food Insecurity Challenges

Nigeria is still a developing country despite being blessed with abundant natural resources including a good climate which supports the growth of vegetation and rearing of animals. Nigerian agriculture is still characterized by low yield per hectare, low production technology, outdated production techniques, low level of innovation adoption etc. Nigeria has also witnessed progressive increase… Read More Biotechnology – Solving Nigeria’s Food Insecurity Challenges

Is Genetically Engineered Food Good For You

Millions of Nigerians are urging the Nigerian government to reject Monsantos attempts to introduce genetically modified (GMO) cotton and maize into the country’s food and farming systems. Organizations representing more than 5 million Nigerians, including farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, have submitted a joint objection to the country’s National… Read More Is Genetically Engineered Food Good For You