Genetically modified organism

Breeders Praise Gene Editing Decision

The UK government’s plans to ‘unlock the power’ of gene editing have been described as ‘the most important political breakthrough in plant breeding in the UK in over 20 years’. Samantha Brooke, Executive Director of the British Society of Plant Breeders, said: “We welcome confirmation that Defra will take a …

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FG authorizes TELA maize to boost food security

. By Fortune Eromosele, Abuja Nigeria’s quest to introduce insect-resistant, pest-resistant maize varieties has gained federal government approval, with provisions for a genetically modified “TELA” maize, which will improve food security in the country. The Director General of the National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, the Director General …

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