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GM food label is unrecognised by most consumers in Brazil

RESEARCHERS from Brazil released the results of their study that aimed to determine how much consumers knew about genetically modified (GM) food labelling in...

MOH allows local company to supply test kits

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia has awarded ADT Biotech to supply its LyteStar 2019-nCoV RT-PCR Kit to all centers under MOH jurisdiction authorized...

Caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells

IF YOU want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer, eat less food. That's...

Tropical nations worst hit by climate-related fish shifts

TROPICAL countries stand to lose the most fish species due to climate change, with few if any stocks replacing them, according to a study...

Novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

A NOVEL technology has been developed for hydrogen production from the process which involves electrons that are produced during the decomposition of biomass such...

Bio-tweaked potato to benefit 300,000 smallholder farmers

IN Uganda, stakeholders working on the new bioengineered late blight-resistant potato dubbed as the “3R Victoria” are confident of its wide adoption. The yet...

Scientists monitor brains replaying memories in real time

IN A STUDY of epilepsy patients, researchers monitored the electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, called neurons, as patients took memory tests....

Local leaders ask for GMOs while waiting for Biosafety Law GM

OVER 30 local government leaders from nine districts in central Uganda asked to be given genetically modified crops developed by the National Agricultural Research...

Global biotech crop market is worth US$18.15b

THE global biotech crops market was valued at US$18.15 billion in 2018, according to Coherent Market Insights in their report released in February 2020....

Creating efficient food systems with AI

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu became today one of the first signatories of an ethical resolution on Artificial Intelligence (AI) endorsed by Pope Francis, stressing...

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