“GOLDEN RICE”: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY?

by Sally Brooks, Biosafety project convenor Biofortified crops, for example rice enriched with vitamin A, are claimed as a way of getting vital extra nutrition to poor people. They’ve also been a topic of hot debate for several years. In a new development in the story of these crops, last week the Bill and Melinda…

VIDEO: WATER, OIL AND POLITICS IN EGYPT AND SUDAN

In a time of intense and dramatic change in North Africa, Sudan splits into two. One of the most crucial negotiations to take place is over water: who gets how much, and at what cost? The whole Nile Basin has been arguing over the issue for decades. As well as being a source of water,…