The Federal Government has reiterated its readiness to develop a guidance document that will help in the regulation of stacked Gene organisms in the country.
In a statement from the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), the Director-General/CEO of the agency, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, who disclosed this during a meeting on the development of a guidance document on risk assessment and decision making on GM plants stacked transformation events, in Abuja, reiterated the firm position of NBMA as a watchdog over the activities of modern biotechnology in the country.
“Stacked Gene organisms are nothing different from what we have had over times and the technology is a step further in the manipulation of genes of organisms for their intended benefits. It is a modification that has more than one gene in a particular organism.”
He also disclosed that the agency would soon start the process and pledged a reflection of expertise by the time the drafted guidelines…
Source: Guardian Newspaper