Lack of legislation curtails Zambia’s GM cotton trials

A lack of legislation has curtailed trials for genetically modified (GM) cotton, said the Cotton Development Trust (CDT), the country’s premier researcher for the crop. Agricultural researchers have meanwhile decried the legal vacuum that will make Zambia fall behind with biotechnology. According to CDT, its plan to conduct trials in…

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Massive SA maize harvest expected to smash all records

The biggest maize harvest in South African history is expected for 2017, but regional market options are limited due to GM restrictions and enhanced maize production in the region. The National Crops Estimate Committee (CEC) expects the commercial maize harvest to be 15 631 million tons, 7.54% more than the…

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