Science advocates are finding their voices in Ghana, marking a new dawn in a conservative society that is slow to change and signalling a profound shift in the conversation about GMO food crops.
In a world beset by so many disasters, both naturally occurring and man-made, subsistence farming is far from a secure way of life. With potential economic ruin and starvation lurking just one failed harvest away for so many, we as a global society have a moral duty to help alleviate this burden.
One of the greatest challenges facing wildlife conservation to date is the loss of habitat, which is caused by different human activities.
As the anti-GMO movement divides rural communities in Hawaii, farmers growing papayas genetically engineered to resist the ringspot virus have been caught in the middle.
Upon reviewing the major headlines over the last year, as well as our own work at the Alliance for Science, it becomes very clear that 2016 has been an exciting year for global biotechnology. A number of published studies, government rulings, and other events have made front-page news worldwide.
American Academy of Sciences GE Crop Study: “It is safe to eat GM food”
Hawaii has become the newest member of the Cornell Alliance for Science global network.
The security crises caused in past years by Boko Haram, which prevented farmers in the Northeast region of Nigeria from growing food, has prompted the United Nations to declare the country is in dire need of food intervention.
“A projected 5.1 million people will face serious food shortages in 2017 as conflict and the risk of unexploded improvised devices prevented farmers from planting for a third year in a row, causing a major food crisis," said Peter Lundberg, deputy humanitarian coordinator of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Fighting for science: Capacity building, communication and public awareness