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.
Experts fault proposed field trial of genetically modified cassava
Experts have condemned an alleged move by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and Zurich, Switzerland-based ETHZ Laboratories to carry out confined field trial of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria.
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.
Genetically modified organisms and public health concerns
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their growing popularity was the concern of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) which organised a training session for journalists in Benin City...
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.
GMOs not officially grown in Nigeria, says minister
Amid fears that Nigeria has adopted Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has urged the people not to panic, saying they are not currently officially grown in the country.