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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 Valency Cashew Processing Ltd. for the importation of genetically modified maize for feed processing. The display, is with effect from 12th October, 2018 – 5th November, 2018, to enable the public to 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, 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,

National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi

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

    Date: 12th October, 2018 – 5th November, 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 5th November, 2018.

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

 

Signed

Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer NBMA

 

 

 

 

EVENT ID INSERTED GENE RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT REFERENCE COMPANY
TC1507 Cry1Fa2 confers resistance to lepidopteran insects Dow AgroSciences LLC and Dupont
MON88017 Cry38b1; for glyphosate tolerance EFSA-GMO-CZ-2008-54 Monsanto
GA21 Mepsps; for glyphosate tolerance EFSA-GMO-UK-2005-19 & EFSA-GMO-RX-GA21 Syngenta
MIR604 Cry3A; for insect resistance EFSA-GMO-UK-2005-11 Syngenta

 

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