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June 30, 2016

107 Nobel laureates blast Greenpeace over GMOs

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in children in the developing world. Read more…

June 15, 2016

Factory Fresh: The Future of Agriculture

Factory Fresh: The Future of Agriculture If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, and that is already beginning to happen. Though the problems of African farming are by no means purely technological—better roads, better education and better governments would all help a great deal—technology nevertheless has Read more…

June 15, 2016

Rwandan public transport switching to cashless payment

Rwandan public transport switching to cashless payment Going digital is saving Rwandan bus operators between 40% and 50% of lost revenue. Meanwhile the Smart Rwanda Master Plan (SRMP) should see all government financial transactions done electronically by 2018. This was Mr Ngarambe’s dream. He moved to Canada aged eight and returned home to Kigali in Read more…