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This article begins with an overview of the concept of "substantial equivalence" and defines its relevance to traditional breeding and agricultural biotechnology. The piece then describes various aspects of the safety studies that are performed throughout the stages (conceptual phase through...
This article begins with an overview of the concept of "substantial equivalence" and defines its relevance to traditional breeding and agricultural biotechnology. The piece then describes various aspects of the safety studies that are performed throughout the stages (conceptual phase through...
Pakistan's government has issued new rules on biosafety. Tahir Iqbal, Pakistan's minister for environment, says that under the new rules, anyone wishing to import, export, sell, purchase, or trade in genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must first prepare an application in conformity with...
This paper discusses issues surrounding the development of biosafety systems in West Africa. It was prepared for the June 21-24 Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Ministerial Conference on Biotechnology. The paper says that some West African countries are still at the earliest stage...
The Nigerian government is set to adopt biosafety guidelines. An inter-ministerial committee that included the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), other national research centers, universities and the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Science and Technology, developed...
An introductory course on "The Bio-safety of Genetically Modified Plants, with Special Reference to Ecological Impacts" is being offered November 3-8 in Niamey, Niger, for professionals from member countries of the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). The course...
The Association of National Biosafety Agencies in Africa (ANBAA) earlier this month held its first African Biosafety Leadership Summit, bringing together over 80 delegates from local, regional and international organizations involved in biosafety. In a joint communique, the ANBAA committed to work toward...
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) has announced the launch of its new Biotechnology and Biosafety Program. The strategic objective of the program is "safe application of biotechnology for enhanced and sustainable productivity, competitiveness...
Zambia's government has drafted a biosafety bill designed to build the technological capacity needed to ensure that the country is not consuming genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Paul Zembezi, permanent secretary of the Zambian ministry of science, technology, and vocational training, said...
This report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gives an overview of the FAO's activities related to the promotion of biosafety in food and agriculture. According to the report, the FAO has conducted a total of 26 past and present biosafety capacity-building projects at the national,...