Genetically Modified Organisms
18 Oct 2020
Task FG, CBN, BOI On Local Farmers Empowerment Despite the benefits attributed to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in agriculture and food production, experts have raised fresh concern on its effect on human health and the environment. GMO is a system of recombining DNA technology or transferring engineered genes into an animal or plant or using…
26 Sep 2019
Recently a Director of Finance in the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Mr. Tony Okecheme was reportedly swept away by flood at the Galadimawa area of Abuja and as the tragic incident was sinking in, four students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, were also lost to flood while returning to their hostels.
12 May 2019
Stakeholders in the health and agricultural sectors have decried consumption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) foods, as it could put citizens at risk. They, however, supported bio-fortification, a natural process of selecting and embedding nutrients to enrich mineral contents of a particular type of food. Speaking at the launch of EAT Lancet Commission Report organised…
20 Apr 2019
Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency, Rufus Ebegba, says the controversy over the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is unnecessary, insisting that such products are safe for humans. He explains that GMO technology is helping countries around the world to boost agricultural inputs and grow economies, calling for…
25 Aug 2016
Nigeria is partnering with the Argentine government to enhance biosafety regulations, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has disclosed.
22 Aug 2016
So what do these anti-GMO activists want? We want truth, we want an honest conversation that looks into all these considerations and puts the health and well-being of Nigerian citizens first.
16 Aug 2016
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh said: “We are here to deal with the issue of a new technology. It is scientific and we don’t want sentiments to have upper hand on the issue.
7 Aug 2016
The quest to tackle the challenges of feeding the ballooning global population has led to the development of some innovative ideas in the agricultural sector, where biotechnologists are currently trying to boost productivity in plants and animal.
21 Jul 2016
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has described as “unpatriotic” the calls in some quarters that the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015 is repealed.