USDA attempts to calm GM-organic neighbour dispute

3 March, 2011 by (comments)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pushing for the acceptance of genetically modified (GM) crops co-existing with organic crops, Voice of America reports. However, opposition remains strong from food safety advocates who say that contamination of non-GM crops is inevitable while the two are grown, processed, or stored within range of one another. In fact, the Center ofRead More …

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CIAT’s innovation helps Ugandan farmers go organic

25 October, 2010 by (comments)

A CIAT-pioneered research approach has been proven to develop business skills in smallholder farmers, helping them to build profitable agro-enterprises, according to a recent study. The study, carried out in Uganda, aimed to move farmers from conventional to organic agricultural production, which is increasingly popular in Africa due to its success in reducing poverty through higher yields and accessRead More …

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