PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR AUTHORIZATION FOR FOOD, FEED AND PROCESSING FOR A GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR AUTHORIZATION FOR FOOD, FEED AND PROCESSING FOR A GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE.

 

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 Syngenta South Africa (pty) Ltd, for authorization of genetically modified maize BT11 for food, feed and processing. The display is with effect from 31st October, 2018 – 22nd 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: 31st October, 2018 – 22nd 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 22nd November, 2018.

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

 

Signed

Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer NBMA

 

 

 

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