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Stakeholders applaud Biosafety Bill at Senate hearing

Stakeholders applaud Biosafety Bill at Senate hearing IMG 0180

A bill for an act to establish the National Biosafety Management Agency appeared to scale a major hurdle last week in Abuja, where it was tabled for public hearing by the Senate Joint Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development, and Science & Technology. At the daylong event, a considerable number of speakers from government, research institutions, international agencies and the ...

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‘How BT cotton will transform Nigeria’s economy’

GM-Cotton  ‘How BT cotton will transform Nigeria’s economy’ Bt Cotton

H.A. Kwajaffa, Chairman of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN), in a memorandum submitted to the Senate last week in Abuja during a Public Hearing on the Biosafety Bill, makes a case for the genetically-modified cotton (or Biotechnology Cotton), saying that its adoption will revive the presently moribund sector   Cotton is one of the most important commercial crops ...

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GMO debate in Nigeria: The pros and cons

GMO debate in Nigeria: The pros and cons Prof

As the debate on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) hots up in the country, EnviroNews Nigeria presents views of the pro- and anti-GMO crusaders, who of recent in various forums sought to enlighten the public on issues therein. While a government agency official on one hand makes a case for the concept to receive legal backing, a civil society activist, on the ...

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Why Nigeria does not need genetically modified foods

GMOs  Why Nigeria does not need genetically modified foods GMOs

In a recent edition of “Fact Sheet,” a publication of the ecological think-tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), writers Juan Lopez, Mariann Orovwuje and Nnimmo Bassey insist that Nigeria does not need genetically modified crops to satisfy its food and agricultural needs. They claim that the National Biosafety Bill is deficient and that President Goodluck Jonathan should not assent ...

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