Growing Voices are a EuropaBio initiative aiming to highlight the broad based and growing constituency of interest in genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
Iquo Offiong believes that green biotech has a role to play in terms of food security in African countries and looks forward for the Nigerian senate to turn the regulation bill into law.
At the launch of Growing Voices, a high-level panel of European politicians, researchers and campaigners called for a renewed discussion on GMOs and agricultural biotechnology in general in Europe, with more involvement and direct engagement with the public.
Pascoe Harvey suggests that Europe takes on the model of the Canadian system which aims at looking at the phenotype rather than the production process.
Marieke Louwers works on a project aiming at increasing yield in rice. She wishes more people would learn about plant biotechnology.
Plant biotechnology research is working to provide gluten free wheat and improve the lives of individuals suffering from coeliac disease.
The drug being credited with potentially saving the lives of two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus was produced in Owensboro.The serum wasn't manufactured but grown — in a greenhouse full of genetically modified tobacco plants.
ISAAA releases "Top Ten Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2013", a Special Edition of Crop Biotech Update March 5 issue.
Growing demand for essentials like meat and grain, topsy-turvy weather and land commandeered for the production of biofuels will add at least £850 to typical annual food spending, they claimed.
Opposition to the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on alleged scientific grounds was yesterday dismissed as “a form of madness” by the chief scientific adviser to the president of the European Commission.