Originally posted on Georgekalungwe's Blog:
It’s finally confirmed ! Scientists at Malawi’s leading agricultural college, Bunda, have disclosed that the first-ever genetically modified cotton ‘confined field trial’ will start this growing season at college located on the outskirts of the capital Lilongwe.
One of the scientists Dr Moses Maliro told me the genetically modified cotton, commonly known as BT cotton, will be planted once Bunda receives sufficient rains for planting.
“By now we are at a stage whereby the seed for this variety is already in the country”, he said. “It is being kept under the custody of the Department of Environmental Affairs waiting for the next steps to treat it and then planting as soon as the rains come at Bunda.”
The seed was procured from South Africa which is now celebrating 15 years of growing and commercialization of…
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