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Disease resistant GMO cassava promising, but approvals in Uganda, Kenya still years away

07:03 EDT 23 Sep 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project

…In many parts of East and Central Africa, farmers are experiencing declining yields of cassava due to brown streak virus… For the past decade, scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur have led a project that tries another tack: genetically modifying cassava plants for disease resistance. . . . . Traditional breeding methods have been […]

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