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South African Maize Meal - A Safe and Nutritious Food

In a recent Press Release issued by the African Centre for Biosafety entitled “Food Fascism in South Africa” it is claimed that South Africans are being force fed risky GM maize.  Dr. N. Obokoh, CEO of AfricaBio has responded to this wild claim by stating categorically “that all GM products consumed in South Africa have been the subject of extensive evaluation by the authorities and have been found safe for human consumption for the past 15 years.”


World Food Day

World Food Day, October 16, with the theme “sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition”, marks 17 years – 15 in South Africa – of sustainable food security, increased crop production and the conservation of biodiversity due to the role of genetically modified crops(GMO’s), says Dr. Nompumelelo Obokoh, CEO of AfricaBio.

SA and Argentina strengthen ties


South Africa and Argentina signed a bilateral agreement to work together to improve the agricultural sectors in each country.

GM Maize in SA is safe - Africabio


Genetically modified (GM) crops are the most extensively tested food crops today.

AfricaBio Conducts Stewardship Workshop


AfricaBio organized a successful two-day stewardship workshop for South African regulators and biotechnology innovators on May 16-17 in Pretoria, South Africa.

African livelihoods at risk - says AU summit report


Hunger and malnutrition rates remain high in Africa, with extreme weather conditions destroying livelihoods and exacerbating Africa’s food insecurity.

GM labelling may scare consumers and up prices


The labelling of GM foods could increase food prices by as much as 10%, according to Dr Nompumelelo Obokoh, CEO of AfricaBio. She recently appeared before parliament’s Portfolio Committee for Trade and Industry, to comment on draft amendments to regulations governing the labelling of GM food.

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