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

Rufus Ebegba

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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COP23 to bring worlds of climate, art, science together


Delegates to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Bonn, Germany this autumn from November 6 to 17, along with the general public, will be able to experience a major exhibition about weather and climate at the Bundeskunsthalle (the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal ...

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GMOs: Science, food and public interest

HOMEF Biosafety Training

Should science not be to the advantage of society? Does science always serve the public interest? Nnimmo Bassey, director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), posed these questions in his opening words at a Media Training on Biosafety organised in Abuja recently. The answers to these questions are obvious. The training session went ahead to question whether science was ...

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World Earth Day: Nations stand up for science


On a rainy Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington DC – on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord – tens of thousands of scientists, students, environmental activists and families concerned about a viable future for their children turned out on the National Mall as part of a worldwide protest to defend ...

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Industrialists, scientists seek ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ in Amazon region

Carlos Nobre

Drawing on biodiversity and biomimetics, new innovation model proposes to use science, cutting-edge technology and indigenous knowledge to carve out new path for development in Amazon region Latin American scientists and entrepreneurs on Friday published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that would turn the biodiversity and biomimetic assets of the Amazon and the knowledge of its ...

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Governments, NGOs vote against genetic extinction technologies

Dr. Angelika Hilbeck

International group of scientists, conservationists and leading environmental advocates have rejected potentially dangerous genetic engineering tool As thousands of government representatives and conservationists convene in Oahu, Hawai’i this week for the 2016 World Conservation Congress, international conservation and environmental leaders are sounding the alarm about the use of gene drives – a controversial new synthetic biology technology intended to intentionally ...

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Scientists find planet similar, close to Earth


In an article published by Nature World News on Wednesday, researchers announced the discovery of a new “Earth-like” planet orbiting a star not far from our sun. The planet has not been named yet, but was found circling the star Proxima Centauri – a “cool, tiny red dwarf” scientists have long suspected might be capable of having a planet in ...

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NEPAD: Biosciences’ role in food security, health, climate change

The Finish and South African Government have committed their continued support to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development BioFISA Programme, as concrete achievements have been made in curing diseases, combating hunger and sustaining livestock. This follows a four-day meeting in Johannesburg to evaluate   the impact of BioFISA, a NEPAD Programme supported by the two countries “Using biosciences at its primary strategy, ...

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