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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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HOMEF raises alarm over permit for Genetically Modified Maize in Nigeria

By Agbonkhese Oboh Health of Mother Earth Foundation, HOMEF, has called on the National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, to revoke the permits granted for the reported water-efficient maize for Africa, WEMA, project in Nigeria. HOMEF said their call became necessary “as the maize event (MON87460) has repeatedly proven to be a failure in other countries”
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Nigeria not ready for GMOs—Nnimmo Bassey

GMO By Agbonkhese Oboh RENOWNED environmental rights activist and cleric, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey, has said Nigeria is not ready for Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, given the poor health sector and non-effective regulatory system. Bassey, the Director of Home of Mother Earth Foundation, HOMEF, made the declaration at a one-day workshop on “Promoting Nigeria’s Biosafety Media
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