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Meet Nkechi Isaac

As a journalist with Leadership Newspaper, a national publication headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria, Isaac writes frequently about biotechnology and biosafety issues. She played an active role in educating her readers about the issue when her nation was debating passage of its biosafety law between 2012 and 2016.

Talking about GMO crops in Uganda: My experience

We, the Alliance for Science Uganda Global Leadership fellows, wanted to take the genetic engineering (GE) conversation to the actual beneficiaries—the farmers. First, we wanted to explain what this monster called GE is and later relate to them what kind of GE research is taking place at research institutions in Uganda. With loads of optimism and youthful energy we headed out to Masaka.

A Nigerian perspective: GMO crops can reduce climate change impacts

Biotechnology can contribute positively by mitigating the impact of climate change in agriculture through greenhouse gas reduction, crops adaptation and increase in yield using less land. As a matter of fact, agricultural biotechnology can provide solutions which include tissue culture, conventional breeding, molecular marker-assisted breeding and genetic engineering

Aligned with the National Academy of Sciences GE Crop Study

Are GMOs safe — for humans and the environment? Have they boosted agricultural production, improved people's lives? Have they reduced pesticide use? Given rise to “super weeds”? What does the future hold? GE Crop Study report delves into all the contentious questions swirling around GMOs — questions that anyone engaged in biotech encounters every day.

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