biosafety regulation News

  • Africa`s biosafety regulators urged to strengthen links

    In efforts to harmonise national biosafety regulations across Africa, the links between national regulatory authorities and key stakeholders must be strengthened, say experts at the African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE). Many of the continent's science and agriculture ministers endorsed the use of biotechnology to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • Meeting puts socioeconomic impact on biosafety agenda

    An international treaty meeting on biosafety has recommended to include the socioeconomic aspects of living modified organisms (LMOs) along with scientific research on their impact on health and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Preparation for EU Environment Council, 3 March 2008

    The first Environment Council under the Slovenian presidency will take place in Brussels on 3 March 2008. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas will represent the European Commission. The Council will hold policy debates on the Climate Action and Renewable Energy (CARE) package presented by the Commission in January and the proposed Regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars. It is also ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Rifts emerge in scientists’ views on safety of GMOs

    Claims of there being a scientific consensus that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe are misleading and misrepresentative with potentially dangerous effect on regulation of GMOs, says a group of scientists. The statement was signed last week (21 October) by an international group of 93 scientists, academics and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Free Mold Sampling Webinar hosting by EMSL

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting “The Basics of Mold Sampling for an IAQ Investigation” free webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss different methodologies for mold sampling. The webinar will cover the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Will Host a Free Legionella & ASHRAE 188 Webinar

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting a free webinar, “Legionella & ASHRAE 188 – Investigation, Prevention, and Control” on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss fundamental information regarding legionella and ASHRAE 188. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA concludes fatality investigation at San Francisco VA Medical Center research laboratory, issues violation notices

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a notice of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions to the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center after concluding its investigation into the death of Richard Din, a research associate at the center's research laboratory in April 2012. The notice consists of three serious violations for failing to ...

  • Industry Leading EMSL Lab Scientists Speak at AIHce Conference & Expo

    Several industry leading scientists from EMSL Analytical, Inc. will speak on several subjects related to indoor air quality in schools, wood rot fungi and surface molds and odor investigations at this years AIHce Conference and exposition being held in Portland, Oregon May 14th – May 20th, 2011. AIHce is considered the most important event of the year among EH&S ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Biodiversity meeting calls for more science-based information

    An international meeting on biodiversity has called for more science-based information, the closure of knowledge gaps, and increased precaution, in the emerging fields of synthetic biology and geoengineering (climate engineering). Two decisions related to these areas, among a set of 34 decisions adopted at the ...


    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

  • European governments focus on reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    EU Environment Council, 3 March - the council adopted conclusions on environment focusing on the following priorities: climate change and energy, halting biodiversity loss, environmental technologies, sustainable consumption and production, and simplification of legislation. The conclusions will be submitted to the spring European Council. The Council held policy debates on the climate action and ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

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