Nigeria first to approve Bt cowpea

Nigeria has become the first country to approve open cultivation of genetically modified(GM) Bt cowpea. Bt Cowpea is pest- resistant and can help combat malnutrition rates, especially in children. However,activists claimed that the transgene Cry1Ab which is there in Bt cowpea can be toxic for human liver cells and can also alter the immune systems… Continue reading Nigeria first to approve Bt cowpea