Nigerian agency signs MoU to strengthen regulations on utilisation of GM foods

NIGERIA – The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on the regulation of animal biotechnology. Speaking during […]

DSM and Avril join forces to develop plant-based proteins

NETHERLANDS – Global health and nutrition company, Royal DSM has partnered with the French agro-industrial group, Avril to meet growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins. The companies will collaboratively produce a new protein based on […]

Mozambique embarks on study to explore the potential of genetically modified maize

MOZAMBIQUE – The Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) has carried out a study on the genetically modified (GM) maize as it seeks to explore the potential of the biotechnology in enhancing food security. According […]

USDA investigates genetically engineered wheat spotted in Washington

USA – the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that it has discovered genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in […]

FDA proposes new funding across multiple US food safety systems

USA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new funding across multiple aspects of US food safety system which is meant to solidify the agency’s capabilities in food safety management. Additional funding aims […]

FDA lifts import ban on genetically engineered salmon, advocates for safe biotechnology

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted an import ban on genetically engineered salmon as part of the efforts in advancing development of safe biotechnology innovations in the country. The 2016 import […]

USDA and FDA announce formal agreement to jointly regulate cell-cultured food products

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced a formal agreement to jointly regulate cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and […]

Zambia’s Health Minister backs utilisation of GM foodstuffs

ZAMBIA – Zambia’s Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya, said that Genetically Modified (GM) foodstuffs have been to have no adverse effects on human health hence assuring safety to consumers in the country. According to a […]

Nigeria approves first GM crop for open cultivation

NIGERIA– The Nigerian government has approved its first genetically modified (GM) crop, the pod borer resistant cowpea for cultivation by farmers, reports Premium Times. The cowpea cultivar isgenetically modified to resist the pest – Maruca […]

Kerry launches non-GMO yeast that can reduce acrylamide levels by 90%

IRELAND – Kerry has launched a non-GMO yeast solution which it says has the ability to reduce acrylamide levels in various food and beverage applications by 90%. The yeast, which is also a clean-label solution […]