Evidence Stacking Up Against Biotechnology Critics

Editors Note: republished with permission from www.technologyandpolicy.org. By Calestous Juma Critics of agricultural biotechnology have long maintained that the technology is unsuitable for small-scale farmers and harmful to the environment. But according to newly-released adoption rates, evidence is pointing in…

Bill Gates speaks out about helping small farmers gain access to reliable markets

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Speech May 24, 2011, Prepared Remarks by Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thank you, Representative Granger, for that kind introduction. Everyone here is grateful for your long-standing leadership…

Bill and Melinda Gates are giving a boost to BioCassava Plus too

from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation webpage on BioCassava PlusBioCassava PlusThe NeedCassava is central to the diets of more than 250 million people in Africa. Though rich in calories, it offers limited nutritional value. As a result, many people who rely…

The End of Poverty Part VI. Effects of high-quality modern agricultural technology on food production in Malawi

Maize (corn) production, and net exports trade statistics for the African country of Malawi for the period 1998 to 2008, based on FAOSTAT data. Graph prepared by D Tribe.There is much debate and concern about food security and development for…

Fungal growth on grain poses a real risk to infants in Tanzania

Infant foods should be screened for mycotoxins10.nov.10Institute of Tropical Medicine AntwerpCarl LachatANTWERP -– An international team of scientists calls for protecting complementary food for infants in developing countries – especially those where corn is a staple food – against fumonisin,…

World bank has wavered from its poverty-reduction mission — to Nigeria’s detriment

The World Bank's Palm Oil MistakeNY TimesBy THOMPSON AYODELEPublished: October 15, 2010Lagos, NigeriaWHEN the World Bank held its annual meeting last weekend, there was much discussion of trade imbalances and currency wars, but nothing about Nigerian palm oil. That's a…

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