GMO Insight Proof 2
- Created on Thursday, 15 November 2012 05:26
Ghana enact Biosafety Law
The Biosafety Act has receiv ed Presidential Assent, thus becoming a complete law . The Law, from the Biosafety Act, 831, 2011 will enable Ghana to allow the application of biotechnology in food crop production involving Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) to enter food production. It will also ensure an adequate level of production in the field of safe development tr ansfer , handling and use of GMOs that are pharmaceuticals for human use, and which are the subject of an y other enactment
AfricaBio addresses parliamentary portfolio on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
On 6 March 2012, the P arliamentary P ortfolio Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries heard in depth presentations on the benefits of genetically modified crops and how this technology can benefit small scale farmers. The chairperson of the portfolio committee, Mr Lulu Johnson MP (ANC) also invited members of the portfolio committees of science and technology , en vironmental affairs and land and en vironmental affairs.
GM CROPS BENEFIT SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
Genetically modified crops ha v e the potential tochange the crop production landscape for smallholder farmers in developing countries and increase yields, says Professor Klaus Ammann, emeritus professor, University of Bern, Switzerland. Prof Ammann, world renowned agricultur al biotechnology scientist, was the keynote speaker at an AfricaBio biotechnology smallholder farmers' information day at Fun Valley, Olifantsvlei, near Soweto. The event was sponsored by the Gauteng Pro Department of Agriculture and rural development and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) more than 60 smallholder farmers attended.