• GMO concerns are just fear of the unknown

    By Diana Bauza and Imrah Mokango “A lie often told becomes the truth. The intention behind the Food Evolution film is to change public opinion. If we accept GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) on bananas, it will not stop on only bananas, it will go on round nuts, apples, apricots seeds and yet these are sources […]

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  • Health Cancer: Ugandans evade free vaccination

    Joyce Nabuule, 29, a former teacher at Konge Nursery School in Masaka district, lies in excruciating pain on one of the beds of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) at Mulago. Nabuule, a mother of two boys, was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer of the Cervix by doctors at the UCI and was told that her […]

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  • Climate Change Media Partnership 2018 Reporting Fellowships (Expanded)

    The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation this year, is pleased to announce an expanded Fellowship program for journalists. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend two major climate change summits taking place in 2018: the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, United States, […]

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  • Biotech pioneers win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize

    By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Mark van Loosdrecht and Bruce Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption, and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling. Their pioneering research and innovations have led to a new generation of energy-efficient water […]

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  • Scientists must communicate boldly, urges Ugandan journalist as she sees GM crop for the first time

    Dr. Godfrey Asea shows the difference in pest resistance between GM and non-GM maize Members of the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA)’s upcountry networks last weekend had the opportunity to train in biotechnology reporting and to see for the first time a genetically modified (GM) crop – maize that has managed to stand up against […]

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  • Clean your plate, love. Other children are starving!

    By Mira Piel: At a younger age, I often had dinner at my grandmother’s house, and often I got to hear exactly this phrase. I imagine there are many who can identify with this memory. Having experienced post-World War II famine, my grandmother’s mind set is not surprising. Nowadays, a growing part of our population […]

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  • Nalubaale: Could this rock be the origin of Lake Victoria’s local name?

    Africa’s largest lake sits calmly in a shallow basin, surrounded by green vegetation. In 1858 British explorer John Speke named it Victoria, after the Queen of England. The locals in Buganda, however, already had a different name for it, Nalubaale. Where did the name Nalubaale come from? The answer could be found in a small […]

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  • Grandeur at Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017

    Science Technology and Innovation Minister Elioda Tumwesigye addresses guests It was all glamour and grandeur last night at the Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017 ceremony at Hotel Africana in Kampala.   On the cool night, journalists, scientists, science communicators and their friends gathered to recognise the best agricultural biotechnology reporters in the country. The event […]

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  • Enter the OFAB Agri-Biotech Journalism Award 2017 to win cash and other prizes

    The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has for 10 years been enhancing knowledge sharing and awareness creation on agricultural biotechnology in seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. To commemorate this feat in Uganda, the AATF, in partnership with the UNCST and the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) is organizing the OFAB Agricultural Journalism Award 2017. […]

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  • “You feed refugees as Karimojong die!”

    From their largely remote enclaves in north eastern Uganda the Karimojong are coming out fighting. They can’t tolerate anymore a situation akin to a mother feeding visitors while her children starve. A Member of Parliament (MP) from Karamoja has accused the Uganda government of neglecting its own people, instead looking after refugees while the Karimojong […]

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