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  • 04/2014“Interaction between Scientists and Media Personnel in Ghana”

    Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (Crops) recently called on the media to ensure objective and fair reporting on the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Ghanaian farmers stand to gain a lot in the eventual commercial introduction of genetically engineered crops,” said Dr. Yakubu Alhassan during a recent press gathering. The education event […]

  • 04/2013“Feeding the Planet in a Warming World”

    The ever widening effect of climate change requires the development of comprehensive adaptation strategies that can transform our systems to meet this reality. The world requires game-changing agricultural innovation and next generation technologies to address the impacts of climate change, and our exploding population, on global food production, says a new report by The Information […]

  • 04/2013FAO Continues to Support Biotech

    Following are excerpts of comments made recently by  José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in relation to questions on agriculture biotechnology: …FAO welcomes scientific and technological research that can help to improve or increase food production. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are an option that needs to be explored and […]

  • 03/2013Uganda National Development

    The Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium (UBBC) and their partners continue to share biotechnology information with Ugandan officials since the Biosafety Bill was recently published for comment. For the past 15 years, Uganda has been steadily integrating biotechnology into national development processes – per the 2008 National Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy. Ugandan scientists have been […]

  • 06/2012The 12th International Symposium on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO12)

    Regulators, technology developers and academics can learn more about global biosafety research and policy at an upcoming international meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. The International Symposium on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms will host speakers from around the world to discuss topics such as current regulatory challenges, data transportability, biosafety policy and practice, biofuels, etc. […]