Metrics details. The case of Bacillus thuringiensis Bt maize in Egypt presents a unique perspective on the role of trust in agricultural biotechnology agbiotech public-private partnerships PPPs. This is especially relevant given the recent pro-democracy uprisings that spread throughout the Arab world that have significantly impacted the current political climate and status of both the public and private sector, and especially public-private collaborative initiatives. This case study aims to shed light on various trust-building practices adopted, and trust-related challenges faced, in the Bt maize project in Egypt. We reviewed published materials on Bt maize in Egypt and collected data through direct observations and semi-structured, face-to-face interviews with stakeholders of the Bt maize project in Egypt.
GMO maize safer than non-GMO alternative, scientists conclude
GMO maize safer than non-GMO alternative, scientists conclude - Alliance for Science
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Metrics details. In , South Africa became the first African country to approve commercial production of subsistence genetically modified GM maize. The introduction of GM crop technology is often met with skepticism by stakeholders including farmers. The involvement of the private sector in this process can further breed mistrust or misperceptions.
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