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…

Should the Gates Foundation sell its stock in Monsanto?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been very active in the plant improvement field in the last few years. While funding projects from the Wheat Rust Ug99 project (of previous radio subject matter) to helping fund the IRRI,…

Improved nutritional value from GM spud developed in India

Next-generation protein-rich potato expressing the seed protein gene AmA1 is a result of proteome rebalancing in transgenic tuberProtein deficiency is the most crucial factor that affects physical growth and development and that increases morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries.…

Public sector leadership key to tackling the human welfare problem

Challenges and Responsibilities for Public Sector Scientists- Marc Van Montagu, New Biotechnology, August 2010  (Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, Ghent University, Belgium). Full paper at http://www.sciencedirect.com/Current agriculture faces the challenge of doubling food production to meet the food…

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