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Genetically Modified Organisms

High quality potato seeds will boost Ethiopian farming

High quality potato seeds will boost Ethiopian farming Solynta and PepsiCo’s Ethiopia-based Foods Unit, Senselet Food Processing have launched a joint project to introduce hybrid true potato seeds (HTPS) to Ethiopia. Together, the parties will enrich and expand the country’s growing potato sector by introducing advanced potato genetics with Solynta’s innovative non-GMO hybrid breeding technology. […]

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SA launches Africa’s first Biobanking research project to preserve biodiversity

SA launches Africa’s first Biobanking research project to preserve biodiversity Amidst international calls to preserve biodiversity the South Africa National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) launched the Biobanking South Africa (BBSA) research infrastructure project yesterday. Established as part of the Department of Science & Innovation’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap (SARIR) and co-ordinated by SANBI, the BBSA provides a

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