What biosafety regime in 2018?
DO Nigerians know what the safety level of foods on their dining tables would be in 2018? That is a trillion Naira question. The short answer is no. We give two quick reasons for this. A reading of the body language of the permitting National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) reveals that besides approving virtually every…
NAFDAC, NBMA sign MoU on regulations
National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA,has entered into agreement with National Agency for Food and Drug Administration to ensure proper check of genetically modified foods in the country.
NBMA canvasses regular training for biotech regulators to improve yields
Regulators of modern biotechnology need to be trained to ensure that Nigeria benefits maximally from the technology, for effective biosafety management in the country.
Group seeks ban on GMOs as NBMA alerts Nigerians to imported maize
The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has charged the Federal Government to ban Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) crops and foods in the country.
NBMA signs MoU with NAQS, NASC on GMO regulation
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), as part of efforts aimed at regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its products in the country.
Nigeria, now a dumping ground for inferior, substandard foods — Minister
Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Jibril says Nigeria has become a dumping ground for inferior, substandard, expired and poisonous foods and feeds from countries across the globe.
On the genetically modified rice
The move by the Federal Government to enforce regulations on genetically modified rice (GMO rice) in the country is a step in the right direction to curb abuse and safeguard the populace.
The current state of affairs with Nigeria and GMO - Part 1
On Friday, June 17, 2016, the ministry of agriculture clarified its current stance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria. The following are excerpts from the press release posted on the FMARD website.