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GMOs: Scientists asked to simplify biosafety information

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Scientists have been asked to simplify information about their work and technologies for the public to understand.  One of the technologies that researchers are still failing to communicate to the public effectively is modern biotechnology. Modern biotechnology is a term adopted by international convention to mean techniques for the manipulation of genetic material beyond natural breeding barriers. And for this ...

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NBMA, VON collaborate on biosafety awareness

Mr. Osita Okechukwu  NBMA, VON collaborate on biosafety awareness IMG 0033 e1500319163324

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), alongside the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has inaugurated a 10-man joint committee as part of efforts to ensure effective publicity of the activities of the NBMA. The two parties also drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will help to increase awareness on the regulation of modern biotechnology and its products in the country ...

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Medical practitioners urge government on GMOs regulation

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Catholic Medical Practitioners have called on the federal government to legislate, regulate and monitor the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria. While demanding that attention be payed to the labelling of GMO products, they demanded adequate funding for research and development by the GMO regulatory agencies for the nation to derive benefits from the technology. “But more importantly, ...

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GMOs: Biosafety agency collaborates with quarantine service, seed council

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The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) as part of efforts to regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its products in the country. Signing the MoU on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Abuja, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, NBMA Director General/CEO, ...

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Why modern biotechnology must be regulated – NBMA

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The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Abuja re-emphasised the need to regulate the practice of modern biotechnology in the country. Dr. Ebegba made the submission while receiving members of the Real-Life Civil Society, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at the NBMA Office. According to him, government in its wisdom established ...

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GMOs: We’ll regulate biosafety sector based on science, not sentiments – Ebegba

Rufus Ebegba  GMOs: We’ll regulate biosafety sector based on science, not sentiments – Ebegba Rufus Ebegba e1443829039418

Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has said that the agency will not regulate the biosafety industry and the technology therein on sentiments’ grounds. Therefore, he adds, the organisation will not be deterred by campaigns unfavourable to its operations. Ebegba made the submission on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Abuja while receiving executive members of the ...

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GMOs: Campaigners reiterate need for biosafety law overhaul

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Activists have once again called on the authorities to review the National Biosafety Management Act 2015 as, according to them, it cannot in its present form protect the interest of Nigerians. The call formed one of the numerous resolutions reached at the close of Stakeholders Workshop on Food Sovereignty and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) held in Abuja on Tuesday, June ...

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We’ve not licenced any GMO product, says NAFDAC

Dr. Abubakar Jimoh  We’ve not licenced any GMO product, says NAFDAC abubakar jimoh1

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that it has not licensed any Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) based products in the country. NAFDAC Spokesperson, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Abuja while reacting on speculation that GMO products have flooded some markets ...

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GMOs: Why Nigeria ventured into genetic engineering

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Ayuba David, a public servant based in Abuja, in this piece, makes a case for the prevalence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria, in the light of dissenting voices over government’s efforts at regulating the technology. According to him, other countries across the globe are already using the technology to their own benefit and that Nigeria cannot be an exception ...

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Why GMOs are unjust, unsafe, unsustainable, by Bassey

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Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the Stakeholders Workshop on GMOs held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Abuja says that there is no evidence to assure the world of the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Unjust, unsafe, unsustainable. These are the three key words that can be used to describe food systems based on ...

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