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  • 7 Biotech, Health And Agro-Processing Projects Receive Cape Craft And Design Institute Funding

    Cape winelands Cape Craft And Design Institute By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:30 am

    Seven South African biotech, health, agro-processing, and manufacturing projects have received a funding boost from the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) through their Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) initiative. The grants, which form part of the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s second round of seed funding, will allow for the innovative projects to be developed for use in a variety of sectors that will benefit from the ideas in development.

  • Opinion: African Agriculture Paid $2.5B To Suppress GMOs

    African Agriculture paid a price for suppressing GMOs By Dana Sanchez, 5:59 pm

    Anti-GMO activists — mainly in Europe — have created barriers to development in the poorest countries on Earth. A U.S. nonprofit that promotes technological innovation has put a price tag on how much it costs Africa not to adopt GMOs. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank calculated the gains African countries would have seen if they’d adopted biotech varieties starting in 2008 at rates comparable to those in adopting countries. Poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, according to the report.

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