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B4FA Week in Review – 28 June 2018

June 28th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, B4FA highlights computational biologist Geoffrey Siwo who is out to ensure that the ground-breaking gene-editing tool CRISPR will be available to all scientists everywhere in the world. He argues, “if scientists in Africa can read open-access papers about CRISPR but have no means to use it in experiments, they still can’t transform that …

B4FA Week in Review – 21 June 2018

June 21st, 2018 / B4FA.org

In Cotonou, Benin, last week, more than 300 cassava scientists, farmers, government representatives and private-sector stakeholders met to attend the fourth International Cassava Conference, an event convened triennially by the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21). Among the topics covered were biological, molecular and genomic advances including DNA fingerprinting …

B4FA Week in Review – 14 June 2018

June 14th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a 20-item list of interconnected actions to achieve Zero Hunger and help fix the world’s food and agricultural systems in accordance with Sustainable Development Agenda priorities. Titled Transforming food and agriculture to achieve the SDGs, the report suggests how …

B4FA Week in Review – 7 June 2018

June 7th, 2018 / B4FA.org

Last week, we reported that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for the safety of Golden Rice, a genetically engineered biofortified crop that promises to help alleviate Vitamin A deficiency — a serious health concern in 250 million preschool-age children globally. According to an article …