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GMOs: MBMA plans new rules, guidelines to regulate modern biotechnology

By Michael Eboh & Fortune Eromosele The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, yesterday, said it has commenced the drafting of rules and guidelines for the regulation of modern biotechnology practices and products in the country, such as genome editing. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Director General of the NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, disclosed that the essence
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Biotechnology is panacea to agricultural challenges – DG

Biotechnology has been described as a tool for solving global agricultural, medical, and industrial challenges. Prof. Bamidele Solomon, the Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), expressed this opinion in Abuja during the week at a two-day Training on Biotechnology organised by the Biodiversity and Climate Research Group of Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO) in Kwali, FCT.

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‘Biotechnology, must for food security in Nigeria’

…President asked to sign Biosafety bill into law
Although President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee to vet the long awaited biosafety bill as passed by the National Assembly before he could sign it into law, participants at the 10th anniversary of African Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF seminar say Nigeria’s dream of achieving food sufficiency in 2015 will be a mirage, unless the country adopts biotechnology in the agric sector.

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