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Genetically modified cowpea clears its first hurdle in Ghana, but there's a long way to go

By Joeva Rock, Assistant Professor in Development Studies, University of Cambridge
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Genetically modified (GM) cowpea has cleared the first of the three regulatory hurdles in the way of commercialisation in Ghana. If it is commercialised, it will be the first GM crop grown in the country – a major milestone. Biotechnology proponents have been working for decades to integrate GM crops into Ghana’s development agenda.

The approval of GM cowpea by the National Biosafety Authority comes amid…The Conversation


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