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South African school science project takes on maize toxins

South African school science project takes on maize toxins

An award-winning science research project by two Cape Town matric pupils is hoping to fast- track the eradication of toxins in maize crops that can cause growth stunting in children and cancers, and potentially save thousands of lives.
Ethanol Africa: clean maize fuel

Ethanol Africa: clean maize fuel

South Africa's state-owned Energy Development Corporation is to buy a 25.1% stake in Ethanol Africa, a company set up by farmers to turn maize into environment-friendly biofuel. The deal will add impetus to an initiative to soak up the large maize surplus, produce cleaner-burning fuel, reduce dependence on imported oil products and boost rural development.

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