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Agency to provide guidelines, policies on GMO crop varieties, others

By Cornelius Essen, Abuja
14 February 2022   |   2:52 am
The Federal Government has said it will provide efficient guidelines, programmes, policies and processes to improve its national biosafety system as the country is a genetically modified organism-adopted country.

The Federal Government has said it will provide efficient guidelines, programmes, policies and processes to improve its national biosafety system as the country is a genetically modified organism-adopted country.
 
The Director-General, the National Biosafety Management Agency, Dr Rufus Ebegba, said this at a review meeting of draft national guidelines on genetically modifies plants with stacked gene in Abuja.

Ebegba said: “GMO is a product of any living organism that contains genetically modified through additional gene from unrelated and sometimes related life form, and whose genes has been altered.”

He declared: “We also find in our legal system and general guidelines to stack all genetically modified organisms either they are stack or non-stack. We will also use our existing ones sometimes, local genes, to produce special product.”

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