Africa’s Fight for Freedom to Innovate and the Early Signs of Embracing Biotechnology Especially Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

  • Florence M. WambuguEmail author
Part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series (WES)


On 1 July 1999, my article Why Africa needs agricultural biotech was published by Nature. In retrospect, this was a watershed article that was to later open a vicious battle for the hearts and minds of the African people regarding the genetic modified (GM) technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI)NairobiKenya

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