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  1. /CORRECTED REPEAT*/DEVELOPMENT: Investment in Small Farmers Crucial in Africa

    Monday, June 22, 2009

    Attempts to alleviate poverty and hunger and boost African economies are futile if the needs and potential of small-scale farmers in the region are ignored and the issue of trade barriers remains unaddressed.

  2. AFRICA: ‘‘Boost Development Through Labour Intensive Farming’’

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Development in Africa should be boosted through labour-intensive production on small to medium sized farms. To advance food security in Africa, governments should assist small farmers with credit lines and infrastructure while buffering them against fluctuations in world food prices.

  3. HEALTH-ARGENTINA: Scientists Reveal Effects of Herbicide

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Glyphosate, the herbicide used on soybeans in Argentina, causes malformations in amphibian embryos, say scientists here who revealed the findings of a study that has not yet been published.

  4. AGRICULTURE: GM Maize Finds Its Way to Cuba's Fields

    Saturday, April 11, 2009

    With little fanfare, genetically modified maize produced by Cuba's genetic and biotechnology engineering centre, CIGB, is being grown on test plots as part of a new project involving five of the Caribbean island nation's provinces.

  5. MEXICO: Cradle of Maize Rocked by Transgenics

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Mexico has lifted the ban on experimental cultivation of transgenic maize imposed in 1999 in this country where the crop was first domesticated and shaped human culture. Biotech giants have put forward two dozen projects for approval and have announced investments of 382 million dollars up to 2012.

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