Ghana anti-GMO activists seek court ruling to stop commercialization of GM rice and cowpea, but scientists, farmer groups and biosafety officials say the case has no merit.
Ecomodernists want to see science fully applied in agriculture so that farmers can do their job of growing food in the most sustainable and productive way they can.
Nigerian scientists are taking a “home grown” approach in using biotechnology to improve five of the nation’s staple crops in order to feed a rapidly growing population.
South African farmer Tepsy Ntseoane wants other female farmers in her country to turn to biotechnology for increased yields.
The anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements — driven by similar conspiracist fears about big corporations, ideological preference for "natural" alternatives and opposition to modern science generally — are increasingly overlapping. The scientific community needs to get its act together if it is to successfully fight back.
Maddox Prize judges say scientists are under attack globally and need more institutional support.
Japanese doctor wins global Maddox prize for standing up for science in the face of a lawsuit, media blacklisting and other harassment by anti-vaccine activists.
GMO crops in Uganda are expected to provide economic and food security benefits, say researchers and agriculture agencies.
Nigerian officials say "agitation about GMOs" has decreased as a result of educational outreach on the safety and benefits of crop biotechnology.