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Mozambique to gain from GM maize

THE use of genetically modified (GM) maize could increase crop yield by up to 50 per cent, according to a study conducted by the...

Bitter melon genes can protect rice

SHEATH BLIGHT (SB) caused by Rhizoctonia solani fungus is one of the problems in rice production, but scientists have not found a source of...

Mustering a milder mustard

THE mustards, broccolis and cab- bages of the world share a distinct and bitter taste. Some consider the flavor of cruciferous plants their strongest...

‘Make it simple, please’

FOR six years, Ugandan policymakers and journalists have expressed frustrations about the difficulty in appreciating scientific terminologies and messages presented about biotechnology. On many occasions,...

Study: Cigarette butts hamper plant growth

NEW research has discovered that cigarette butts - the most common form of litter on the planet - significantly reduce plant growth. Led by academics...