Biosafety Agency to Provide Guidelines, Policies On GMO Crop Varieties

The Federal Government has said it will provide efficient guidelines, programmes, policies and processes to improve its national biosafety system as the country is a genetically modified organism-adopted country.

The Director-General, the National Biosafety Management Agency, Dr Rufus Ebegba, said this at a review meeting of draft national guidelines on genetically modifies plants with stacked gene in Abuja.

Ebegba said: “GMO is a product of any living organism that contains genetically modified through additional gene from unrelated and sometimes related life form, and whose genes has been altered.”

He declared: “We also find in our legal system and general guidelines to stack all genetically modified organisms either they are stack or non-stack. We will also use our existing ones sometimes, local genes, to produce special product.”

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