Biodiversity conservation and the rest of us
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.
Fresh controversies over GMOs
In recent times, there have been several reports on the benefits and demerits of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). In Nigeria, the National Biotechnology Development Agency NBDA)
HOMEF, medical practitioners raise the alarm on dangers of GMO crops, urge ban
Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Dr. Nnimmo Bassey and some medical practitioners have expressed grave concern on the dangers associated with the consumption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) food, saying it’s unfit for healthy living.
Stakeholders decry consumption of GMO foods
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…
GMOs are not harmful, says NBMA Boss
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…
FG begins release of GMO cowpeas to farmers
After nine years of field trials, the Federal Government has released genetically modified organisms (GMO) cowpeas to farmers in the country.
Africa Sub-regions lack knowledge of GMOs , says foundation
African Agricultural Technology Foundations (AATF) on Sunday expressed displeasure over lack of knowledge of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) among the African Sub-region farmers.
‘How sweet potato can be processed into gari’
Dr (Mrs) Olapeju Phorbee is the Country Manager of the International Potato Centre and Senior Country Coordinator of Building Nutritious Food Basket in Nigeria.
Group raises the alarm over extreme GMO species in Africa
The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has again raised the alarm over extreme genetically engineered species currently being deployed to African countries.