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Scientist advocates gene editing to extend the shelf life of edible mushrooms

Edible mushrooms

A Bayelsa State-based scientist on Sunday, August 29, 2021 advocated the use of emerging techniques that increases the shelf life of edible mushroom to tackle protein deficiency. Edible mushrooms Mr ThankGod Timipanipiri-Wood said in Yenagoa, the state capital, that a recently developed genetic technique which increases the shelf life of mushroom from three to 10 days, would transform the economic ...

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Govt reiterates safe use of modern biotechnology to boost economy

NBMA Validation

The Federal Government on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 reiterated its commitment to ensuring safe use of modern biotechnology to boost the nation’s economy and food security. Participants at the NBMA validation meeting Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), made the commitment at a meeting in Abuja on “The Validation of National Biosafety Guidelines for Gene Editing in Nigeria”. The ...

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Nigeria must use gene editing technology to improve food production – OFAB Coordinator

Dr Rose Gidado

Country Coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Dr Rose Gidado, says Nigeria must take advantage of gene editing technology to be able to produce enough food for its growing population. Dr Rose Gidado Gidado, also Deputy Director, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday, October 9, 2020 in ...

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Groups warn against release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Nigeria

GM mosquitoes

Over 75 civil society organisations from Nigeria, Africa and other countries in the world have condemned moves to open the way for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Nigeria. Organisations from all over the world have warned Nigerian officials not to open the way for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the country On Friday June 6, 2020 ...

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Biosafety agency restates commitment to safety in applying modern biotechnology

NBMA

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has reiterated its commitment to ensure the safety of the public while applying modern biotechnology to boost food security and economic development of citizens. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency with staff members at a programme to review Draft of the National Guidelines on the Regulation of Gene Editing In Abuja Dr ...

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