5 - 6 December 2022, Montreal, Canada
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.
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.
The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has destroyed various food products containing Genetically Modified Organisms seized from Shoprite Stores worth K16,897.
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 ...
Strong regulatory policy in the Biosafety sector would boost Nigeria’s green economy, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency, Dr Rufus Ebegba has said.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
A new genetic engineering tool will help open the floodgates of microbial metabolite applications.
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.
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 ...
Combating the life-threatening disease by modifying mosquitoes could save lives
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.
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.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has undertaken several activities and programs to promote Biotechnology Research & Development in the areas of Agriculture Biotechnology.
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 ...
24 - 28 September 2018, Minsk, Belarus
20 - 24 August 2018, Panama City, Panama
11 December 2016, Cancun, Mexico
15 - 19 August 2016, Mexico City, Mexico
25 - 29 July 2016, Mexico City, Mexico
11 - 12 April 2016, Ispra, Italy
9 - 12 February 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
21 - 25 September 2015, Montreal, Canada
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
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
Synthetic Biology: Updated Reports
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 ...
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
New and Emerging Issues: Synthetic Biology
2 - 4 April 2014, Ispra, Italy
25 - 27 November 2013, Ispra, Italy
16 - 17 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Report of the Workshop
Biosafety Education Relevant to Genetically-Engineered Crops for Academic and Non-Academic Stakeholders in East Africa
Other Matters: Report on the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme in the area of biodiversity and biosafety
Report on the Activities of the United Nations Environment Programme in the Area of Biological Diversity and Biosafety
Interim Arrangements for the Allocation of Funding for Facilitating Participation of Parties in the Convention Process and Its Biosafty ProtocoL
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
3 - 5 June 2013, Berlin, Germany
6 - 7 May 2013, Amman, Jordan
28 - 29 September 2012, Hyderabad, India