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 display of an application dossier by Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State for General Release/Commercialisation genetically modified cowpea event 245F containing Cry 2AB gene conferring resistance to Maruca Pod Borer. The display, with effect from 6th - 26th April, 2023, is to enable the public to make input that would facilitate an informed decision on the application.
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PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR GENERAL RELEASE/COMMERCIALISATION GENETICALLY MODIFIED COWPEA EVENT 245F CONTAINING CRY 2AB GENE CONFERRING MARUCA POD BORER RESISTANCE
Date: 6th - 26th April, 2023
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm daily
All comments should be forwarded to the office of the Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer, National Biosafety Management Agency on or before 26th April 2023.
Director-General/Chief Executive Officer