Nigerian coalition objects to field trials for GM cassava

The Nigerian Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and a coalition of civic groups have warned that the recent government decision to grant permission for the start of confined field trials (CFT) of genetically modified (GM) cassava risks turning the country into a testing ground for “unregulated technologies”. The organisations…

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COMESA urges for consensus on GMOs in Africa

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says there is a need to establish common ground on the adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Africa. The use of GMOs has been a matter of immense controversy in many parts of the world, including the COMESA region, since…

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