President Goodluck Jonathan has finally signed the National Biosafety Agency Bill, which is a milestone in the domestication of modern biotechnology in Nigeria, into law.

US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation, and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released.

(Reuters) - China will continue to promote research into genetically modified crops while maintaining strict controls on safety of the technology, a top agriculture official said on Tuesday, unders

Genomic approaches are revolutionizing the biomedical sciences, providing new ways in which to approach the development of therapeutic practices and the understanding of the causal bases of disease. So, too, do genomics approaches have the potential to transform the way in which ecological studies can be conducted by providing powerful tools in which genotype and phenotype data of diverse “wild” populations can be measured with a never-before-possible level of fine-scale resolution.

New findings could actually improve practices for current biotech crops. Scientists have discovered that multiple toxins in transgenic crops don't help when it comes to pest control.

Lord Krebs claims that organic farming needs more land than conventional methods to produce the same yield

Monday’s ISC session on GM crops didn’t have a single critical paper

Speakers said that there were some misunderstandings among the people regarding GM crops which needed to be addressed on a priority basis

Biotechnology is a fast developing field with wide applications for all human beings. Biotechnology is formally defined as ''the application of science and technology to living organisms as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services.

Open access policy of the department of biotechnology (DBT) and department of science and technology (DST) has been finally approved and released with specific guidelines for the funded researchers and institutions. The policy assumes significance as the researchers and others will now have access to the DBT and DST funded projects.

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