GMO Insight Volume 2
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Gauteng Premier opens international biotechnology conference in Johannesburg
Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane recently opened the 9th Agricultural biotechnology international conference (ABIC 2011) at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg. The Conference was held at the convention center from 6 - 9 September 2011. In her opening remarks she said biotechnology was a transformative technology entrenched in sustainable development to create better living conditions, while contributing to environment conservation.
Gauteng had another “first” added to its cap
Gauteng had another “first” added to its cap when the world's biotechnology experts converged in Johannesburg for the 2011 Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference. The conference's theme for this year's conference: “Agricultural Biotechnology for Economic Development”, which fit together with the Gauteng Province's focus on economic development and job creation.
GHANAIANS URGED TO EMBRACE BIOTECHNOLOGY TO SOLVE FOOD SECURITY PROBLEM
The use of biotechnology will significantly help to solve food security problem and reduce poverty in the country, Dr. Yaa Difie Osei, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology of University of Ghana, Legon, said recently at the first monthly session meeting of Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) on “Biotechnology: Its Principle and Potential Uses in Ghana” in Accra.