PRESS RELEASE: Fendt tractors launch in South Africa at NAMPO 2017

    South Africa has around 40,000 commercial farms, which together generate around 12% of the country’s GDP and the introduction of Fendt recognises this growing market segment BOTHAVILLE, South Africa, May 16, 2017/ — On 16 May 2017, the official launch of Fendt (www.Fendt.com) machines in Africa will take place at the NAMPO Harvest…

GMO Alarmist Nassim Taleb Backs Out of Debate. I Refute Him Anyway

By Ronald Bailey | February 19, 2016 Fallacious arguments against developing and growing modern biotech crops are cause for great moral concern. Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and NYU statistician extraordinaire, has ducked out of a debate with me that had been arranged by the Journal of Markets and Morality. The topic of the debate was to be,…

Rule of Law: Why ECOWAS Must Apply The Gambia Experience on Nigeria

Dasuki By Abdallah el-Kurebe There is no doubt that the fundamental rights of all Nigerian citizens are guaranteed by the 1999 constitution of the country, which provisions the President of the Federal Republic, Muhammadu Buhari swore to uphold. Described and seen as a disciplinarian; one who was believed to have impressive qualities of leadership paraphernalia,…

GMOs: Burkina Faso Settles Dispute with Monsanto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Burkina Faso’s cotton companies and growers have settled their long dispute with Monsanto Seed Company over their revenue losses allegedly caused by the introduction of genetically modified (GM) cotton. Among the world’s poorest countries, Burkina Faso, which began the nationwide introduction of cotton containing Monsanto’s Bollgard II trait in 2008 to…

GMOs: Senegal Supports Adoption of Agric Biotech

By Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎President Macky Sall of Senegal  has thrown his weight behind the adoption of agricultural biotechnology in the country. ‎He made the declaration during the 2017 Annual Session of the Senegal National Scientific and Technical Academy (ANSTS‎) on the situation, implications and perspectives of GMOs in Senegal. At a session chaired by him, President…