Africa warned against strict laws against biotech research, development

While realistic liability and redress provisions are necessary for responsible development and deployment of genetically modified products, African countries should however be careful about imposing strict liability provisions that undermine advancement of biotech research and development, biotechnology and biosafety experts meeting in Pretoria, South Africa have cautioned. The preparatory meeting of delegates from 15 African [...]

Kenya’s Biosafety Authority trains staff, prepares country for trading in GMOs

Kenya’s National Biosafety Authority has Monday organised a four-day first national biosafety conference and training workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The authority hopes to train registered staff to certify trading in Genetically Modified products. Speaking to Africa Science News in Nairobi Monday, Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui, the Chief Executive Officer, NBA said the trainees will undergo [...]

Vitamin A enriched rice in five years to defeat deficiency

Agriculture scientists in Bangladesh have plans to develop genetically-engineered Vitamin-A enriched rice variety in five years. A genetically modified variety, the Golden Rice will go through greenhouse and field tests before advancing into production phase, like cultivation and harvest. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on [...]

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