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CBD
Meeting
#6271

Biosafety Clearing-House Training Workshop

5 - 6 December 2022, Montreal, Canada

News Headlines
#132221
2021-12-17

Biosafety Law: China’s new, stricter controls

In April 2021 the Biosafety Law came into effect. To highlight its growing importance, the recent 33rd Politburo collective study session of the CPC Central Committee was on the theme of strengthening China’s biosafety.

News Headlines
#131952
2021-11-26

Return From Extinction

The prospect of "reviving" an extinct species – or a, genetic hybrid version of it – is moving closer to reality thanks to the sophistication of genome engineering technologies coupled with our ability to extract and sequence archaic DNA samples.

News Headlines
#131896
2021-11-24

NBA notes low biosafety standards in govt labs

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has destroyed various food products containing Genetically Modified Organisms seized from Shoprite Stores worth K16,897.

News Headlines
#131892
2021-11-24

Why Seed Companies Fear México

Last month México’s Supreme Court provided hope for biodiversity, especially in the Global South, while flaming fear for seed companies. In a historic step, it ruled for corn advocates and against genetically modified (GMO) corn. The decision was a momentous act in country where maíz (corn) carr ...

News Headlines
#131895
2021-11-24

Biosafety Regulation To Boost Nigerians Green Economy

Strong regulatory policy in the Biosafety sector would boost Nigeria’s green economy, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency, Dr Rufus Ebegba has said.

News Headlines
#129487
2021-07-09

What is GMO?

Manufacturers of GMO products, including foods, genetically modify organisms to improve the product or gain a commercial advantage. For example, GMO plants may be easier to grow in large quantities, or they may produce more fruit. GMO meat from genetically modified animals may taste better or di ...

News Headlines
#128286
2021-04-27

The world is too dry and hungry to snub genetically modified crops, tech CEO says

A world without enough food is just around the corner and can only be averted if humans forget their qualms about eating genetically modified crops.

News Headlines
#127517
2021-03-04

Cuba Bets on GM Corn to Increase Production

An interesting thing that sets the Juan Darian Credit and Services Cooperative (CCS), in the Jarahueca region of the Sancti Spiritus province in the country’s interior, apart from its counterparts across the nation: it is the only one with a biological safety licence to plant GM soy and corn.

News Headlines
#127002
2021-02-11

Could Ethiopia make or break the future of GM crops in Africa?

I have followed with interest the recent controversy around plantings of transgenic crops in Ethiopia. Until 2015, the country took a vocal stand against genetically modified (GM) crops, underlined by its strict proclamation on biosafety in 2009… Six years later, the country loosened its restric ...

News Headlines
#126066
2020-12-08

GMO: Lawyers speak on gaps in Nigeria’s biosafety law

Nigeria officially signed the Biosafety Bill into law in 2015, making it eligible to join the league of nations already using genetic engineering (GE) to boost food production.

News Headlines
#125891
2020-11-27

Cameroon: Senate - Migration, Biosafety Bills Tabled

This was during a plenary sitting chaired by the Senior Vice President of the Senate, Aboubakary Abdoulaye. Three bills have been tabled for scrutiny at the Senate. There were tabled on November 24, 2020 during a plenary sitting chaired by the Senior Vice President of the Senate, Aboubakary Abdo ...

News Headlines
#122673
2019-10-15

Unlocking the biochemical treasure chest within microbes

A new genetic engineering tool will help open the floodgates of microbial metabolite applications.

News Headlines
#122262
2019-09-18

Nigeria: Biotechnology, Panacea for Food Security - Govt

The federal government has identified biotechnology as one of the technological tools the government plans to apply to ensure it adequately caters for the food demands of the growing population.

News Headlines
#122233
2019-09-16

‘Committed to ensuring biosafety’

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque yesterday said Bangladesh is committed to ensure biosafety as an adaptor of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. “We have already adapted and enacted the ‘Biosafety Rules of Bangladesh, 2012’ and ‘Biosafety Guidelin ...

News Headlines
#120037
2019-02-20

How to fight malaria

Combating the life-threatening disease by modifying mosquitoes could save lives

News Headlines
#119890
2019-02-11

Egypt poised to again lead Africa in agricultural biotechnology innovation

When will Egypt again lead Africa in agricultural biotech innovation? That question kept running through my mind when I visited the North African country late last year to participate in the United Nation’s annual biodiversity conference.

News Headlines
#119464
2019-01-17

People with the most extreme views on ‘Frankenfoods’ are the least well informed

People who have strong views on ‘Frankenfoods’ know the least about the science behind them.Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are foods produced from plants or animals whose DNA has been altered through genetic engineering.

News Headlines
#119389
2019-01-15

DBT, ICAR signs MoU for R&D activities in agricultural biotechnology research

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has undertaken several activities and programs to promote Biotechnology Research & Development in the areas of Agriculture Biotechnology.

News Headlines
#119342
2019-01-11

Establishing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, passed by Congress in July of 2016, directed USDA to establish this national mandatory standard for disclosing foods that are or may be bioeng ...

CBD
Meeting
#5827
CBD
Meeting
#5608

Biosafety Clearing-House Training Workshop

11 December 2016, Cancun, Mexico

CBD
Meeting
#5583
CBD
Meeting
#5565
CBD
Meeting
#5519
Meeting Document
#101144
2014-09-30

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/12

Possible Gaps and Overlaps with the Applicable Provisions of the Convention, its Protocols and other Relevant Agreements Related to Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techniques

Meeting Document
#101092
2014-09-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/11

Potential Positive and Negative Impacts of Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techniques on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, and Associated Social, Economic and Cultural Considerations

Meeting Document
#100733
2014-09-03

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/20

Synthetic Biology: Updated Reports

Meeting Document
#99181
2014-05-20

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/4

New and Emerging Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity - Possible Gaps and Overlaps with the Applicable Provisions of the Convention, Its Protocols and Other Relevant Agreements Related to Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techn ...

Meeting Document
#99169
2014-05-20

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/3

New and Emerging Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity - Potential Positive and Negative Impacts of Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techniques on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

Meeting Document
#98785
2014-04-28

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/10

New and Emerging Issues: Synthetic Biology

Meeting Document
#95255
2013-08-23

UNEP/CBD/BSRWCB/CAR/1/2

Report of the Workshop

Meeting Document
#67060
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/BS/CM-ET/3/INF/2

Biosafety Education Relevant to Genetically-Engineered Crops for Academic and Non-Academic Stakeholders in East Africa

Meeting Document
#74138
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/10/INF/32

Other Matters: Report on the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme in the area of biodiversity and biosafety

Meeting Document
#20093
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/8/INF/28

Report on the Activities of the United Nations Environment Programme in the Area of Biological Diversity and Biosafety

Meeting Document
#47184
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/9/INF/39

Interim Arrangements for the Allocation of Funding for Facilitating Participation of Parties in the Convention Process and Its Biosafty ProtocoL

Meeting Document
#47263
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/9/INF/45

Cooperation with Other Organizations, Conventions and Initiatives - Report on the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme in the area of biological diversity and biosafety

Meeting
#5267
CBD
Meeting
#5113

Biosafety Clearing-House Training Workshop

28 - 29 September 2012, Hyderabad, India

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