What is happening in the realm of genetically modified crops or GMOs in tropical regions?   We attempt to provide information for understanding and discussion.


  1. Abstract, ResearchGate, 2017 The introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria has caused a lot of controversies. On the one hand, the protagonists of GMOs in Nigeria argued that its introduction will boost food production, promote sustainable agriculture and help avert the...
  2. Abstract, GM Crops Food, 2017 Genetic modification in plants was first recorded 10,000years ago in Southwest Asia where humans first bred plants through artificial selection and selective breeding. Since then, advancements in agriculture science and technology have brought about the current GM...
  3. Abstract, Missouri Medicine, 2014 Within 35 years (2049) the global population will reach an estimated nine billion people. This presents a massive challenge to agriculture: how do we feed all of these people with nutritious food in a sustainable way? Presently the yields of most major crops are...
  4. Economic development, human migration, urbanization, and globalization have further affected the diversity of food crops cultivated and consumed around the world. Most modern farmers seem to want uniform, mechanized production. Most eaters seem to want unblemished vegetables of known shapes and...
  5. Nigeria’s recent decision to sanction the growing of genetically engineered Bt cotton and Bt cowpeas could prove to be a watershed moment for the adoption of biotech breeding innovations across Africa. The nation has the largest economy in Africa and is the most populous nation on the continent....
  6. 2019-07-20 With 821 million people still hungry (FAO et al., 2018), it is clear that the global agriculture and food systems are not meeting the world’s demand for food. This tension is likely to be exacerbated as food systems will continue to face multi-dimensional, complex and mounting challenges...
  7. Abstract, Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 2016 Changes in Earth’s climate at the end of the last ice age brought about seasonal conditions that favoured the cultivation of annual plants like wild cereals, helping to launch the agricultural revolution. Earth’s climate is changing...
  8. Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked as the world s second and third largest producers, respectively. Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia are major producers of GM soy, with Chile and Costa Rica functioning as...
  9. Abstract, Top 10 Contributions in Biotechnology, 2018 Agricultural production and productivity in Sub Saharan Africa have increased over the last decade with millions of small family farms in Africa increasing their production. However the yields are low compared to global averages. As such it is...
  10. Abstract, Sustainability, 2018 Population growth, climate change, and increasing human impact on land and aquatic systems all pose significant challenges for current agricultural practices. Genetic engineering is a tool to speed up breeding for new varieties, which can help farmers and...
  11. Abstract,Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, 2018 "The issue of GMOs is probably the best example of the scientific community not communicating well, science has treated the public as a large lecture hall. That puts people to sleep." ‘Dietram Scheufele’ Professor in Science Communication,...