Viewpoint: Are GMOs a corporate ploy to colonize developing countries? Is vitamin-A enhanced Golden Rice a plot by ‘Western entities’ to control global agriculture? Here are the facts bungled in Slate commentary.

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Western scientists who introduce biotech crops into developing nations are paternalistic colonizers. While they claim to be helping farmers in poorer countries produce more nutritious food to feed the impoverished, the reality is that “GMO technology has not helped and has led to some objectionable consequences.” Golden Rice, which was engineered to combat vitamin A […]

Bangladesh seeks five years to prepare for graduation to developing nation

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Published: January 13, 2021 18:24:19 Bangladesh has sought the facilities reserved for the least developed countries for five years for preparations after graduating to the developing nation bracket. It floated the proposal at a virtual expert group meeting with the United Nations Committee for Development Policy in Dhaka on Tuesday. Zuena Aziz, the principal coordinator […]

Bangladesh seeks five years to get ready for graduation to developing nation

Bangladesh seeks five years to get ready for graduation to developing nation

It floated the proposal at a virtual expert group meeting with the United Nations Committee for Development Policy in Dhaka on Tuesday. Zuena Aziz, the principal coordinator of Sustainable Development Goal or SDG affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, headed the Bangladesh delegation in the meeting.   The meeting was part of preparations for the tri-annual […]

Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk

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Published: December 29, 2020 20:28:33 A Japanese company and Kyoto University have joined forces to develop the world’s first satellites made out of wood by 2023. Sumitomo Forestry said it has started research on tree growth and the use of wood materials in space. The partnership will begin experimenting with different types of wood in […]

‘Bangladesh to become developing country by 2024 despite C…

‘Bangladesh to become developing country by 2024 despite C...

Bangladesh will become a developing country within 2024 despite the challenges unfolded by the Covid-19 crisis. Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said this on Saturday while addressing the online discussion “8th Five Year Plan: Agriculture, Forest, Water Resources, Safe Food and Nutrition Security,” organised by Bangladesh Krishi Orthonitibid Samity. Also read: Work to retain developing country […]