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Scientists reject Nobel laureates’ pro-GMO letter

GMO rice

GMO supporters “have discarded rigorous science”, says the Union of Latin American Scientists Committed to Society and Nature (UCCSN-AL) The Union of Latin American Scientists Committed to Society and Nature (UCCSN-AL) has issued a statement rejecting the letter signed by Nobel Prize laureates in favour of genetically modified crops and GMO golden rice. About GM crop science in general, UCCSN-AL says: “(Transgenesis) ...

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‘Nigeria now has a legal biosafety basis to operate’

Rufus Ebegba

Rufus Ebegba, Director-General and CEO of the the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), stresses that the recently passed Biosafety Act not only ensures biosafety in the country, but is a safety valve for harnessing the potentials of modern biotechnology safely The development of a national biosafety regulatory framework for Nigeria dates back to 1994 when the first National Biosafety Guidelines ...

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Reports link US health challenges to GM crop, mobile tech, others

A new study has exposed the risks of genetic contamination from GM crop pollen. Results from 10 years of monitoring finds that the EU 20-30 meter buffer zone recommended to protect against genetic contamination from Bt maize crops is well below the distances pollen is able to travel. Authors conclude that a buffer zone of 1 km is needed if ...

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