05/2014GMO Food Labeling Policies Review
More than 40 countries have adopted some form of labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But not all approaches are successful in providing consumer choice or consumer information, according to a review done by the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS). The PBS summary of policies reported in the review found […]
05/2014Biosafety of GM Crops in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
Development of plant biotechnology (GMO) biosafety regulations in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania has been an evolving process of both progress and retreat according to Dr. Judith A. Chambers, who leads the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Chambers, who holds a PhD in […]
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 […]
012/2011Asynchronous import approvals and the low level presence of traded GM products
A review of policy options with an application to Vietnam Guillaume P. Gruère. PBS Policy Note.
08/2011Building a Functional Biosafety System
Milestones & Impacts, 2007-2010 PBS Kenya Note. Starting in 2004, PBS initiated a set of activities that sought to enhance the implementation of the national biosafety system in Kenya through 2006.