PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR THE IMPORTATION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE FOR PROCESSING OF FEED

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR THE IMPORTATION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE FOR PROCESSING OF FEED

In accordance with the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015, requiring public display of any biosafety application, for permit to intentionally release genetically modified organisms (GMOs), for comments, the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) hereby announces a twenty-one (21) day public notice on the display of an application dossier by Chi Farms Ltd, 14, Chivita Avenue, Ajao Estate, Ikeja, Lagos for the importation of genetically modified maize for feed processing. The display is with effect from 10th September, 2018 to 2nd October, 2018, to enable the public make input that would facilitate informed decision on the application.

  1. Description of the GM maize:
  • The genetically modified maize was engineered for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance.
  1. Display centres are:
  • Department of Biosafety Enforcement and Operations,

National Biosafety Management Agency (National Park Service Headquarters’ Premises), Airport road, Abuja.

  • Office of the Executive Director,

Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan

  • Office of the Executive Director,

National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike

  • Office of the Executive Director,

Institute for Agricultural Research, Zaria

  • Website of the National Biosafety Management Agency; nbma.gov.ng
  1. Display duration

    Date: 10th September, 2018 – 2nd October, 2018

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

 

ALL COMMENTS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY ON OR BEFORE 2ND OCTOBER, 2018.

 

E-mail:  nbma@nbma.gov.ng  biosafetyng@gmail.com

 

Signed

Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer NBMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHI FARMS GM MAIZE EVENTS

S/N EVENT ID INSERTED GENE COMPANY
1. MON863 Cry3Bb1 delta endotoxin:

confers resistance to coleopteran insects particularly corn rootworm by selectively damaging their midgut lining

Monsanto
2. DAS-40278-9 aad-1: detoxifies 2,4-D herbicide by side-chain degradation and degrades the R-enantiomers of aryloxyphenoxypropionate herbicides Dow AgroSciences LLC
3. MON863 X MON810 X NK603 Cry1Ab: confers resistance to lepidopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining

Cry3Bb1: confers resistance to coleopteran insects particularly corn rootworm by selectively damaging their midgut lining

cp4 epsps (aroA:CP4): decreases binding affinity for glyphosate, thereby conferring increased tolerance to glyphosate herbicide

Monsanto
4. MON89034 X NK603 cp4 epsps (aroA:CP4): decreases binding affinity for glyphosate, thereby conferring increased tolerance to glyphosate herbicide

cry1a.105: confers resistance to lepidopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining

cry2Ab2: confers resistance to lepidopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining

 

 

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