South Africa Rejects Monsanto’s Drought-Tolerant Maize

The South African government has refused a general release application for GM drought-tolerant maize event MON87460 x MON89034 x NK603, citing the lack of yield protection in water-limited conditions among the reasons for rejection. […]

South Africa Government Rejects Monsanto’s Triple-stacked GM Drought Tolerant Maize

The South African biosafety authorities have rejected Monsanto’s application for the commercial release of its GM drought tolerant triple-stacked maize: MON 87460 x MON 89034 x NK 603. […]

FAQs on Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA)

Frequently Asked Questions on Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA), published by the African Centre for Biodiversity and Third World Network. […]

Current Status of the Water Efficient Maize in Africa (WEMA) Project

This paper examines the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project being rolled out in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. […]

The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project: Real or False Solution to Climate Change?

The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project aims to produce drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties,both conventional and GM, for Africa. While climate change is a very real problem for farmers, the project deserves further scrutiny. […]

Concerns Over Impacts of Mozambique’s Field Testing of GM Maize

A new report provides an analysis of the changes made to Mozambique’s biosafety legislation which has consequently allowed field trials of drought-tolerant GM maize to take place, and cites concerns over biosafety and farmers’ rights. […]

Overwhelming Opposition to Field Trials of GM Maize in South Africa

25,000 South Africans have signed a petition opposing Monsanto’s extended field trials of stacked GM drought-tolerant maize in the country. […]

Conventional Breeding for Drought Tolerance More Successful than Genetic Engineering

The success of a maize breeding programme in Africa provides concrete evidence that conventional breeding is more successful than genetic engineering in producing drought-tolerant maize. […]

Monsanto’s Droughtgard Shows Little Promise

Monsanto’s new drought tolerant corn, DroughtGard, reduces crop losses only modestly and will not reduce the crop’s water requirements. […]

Water Efficient Maize for Africa: Pushing GM Crops onto Africa

This paper looks at the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project within the context of the race by massive agribusiness corporations to bring climate change related crops to the market. […]