biosafety law News

  • A layered approach to biosafety in Southern Africa

    A layered and cooperative approach would help Southern African countries harmonise their biosafety laws, says Julius Mugwagwa. African countries have debated the pros and cons of modern biotechnologies for the best part of two decades. For Southern Africa, the debate changed fundamentally with the 2002–2003 food emergency. The region had faced food emergencies before, but this crisis posed an ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nigeria`s Senate passes biosafety bill

    Nigeria's national biosafety bill has been passed by the country's upper house. The Senate agreed earlier this month (1 June) that the bill should be harmonised with a version passed by the lower chamber in July 2009. Supporters of genetically modified (GM) crop technology recently expressed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nigerian biosafety bill may fail, say scientists

    Supporters of genetically modified (GM) crop technology fear that their four-year effort to get a biosafety bill enacted in Nigeria may have been in vain if the country's upper house fails to pass it before its tenure ends next month (29 May). The 2007 bill, passed by the country's lower chamber last July, is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • China urged to take technological risk more seriously

    Like many other countries, China is currently reviewing the safety of its nuclear power programme following the damage caused by Japan's tsunami to the Fukushima nuclear plant in March, promising that 'full safety checks' of existing reactors would be carried out. Although the government has also suspended approval of ...


    By SciDev.Net

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