Crop Biotech Update

Nigeria Academy of Science Declares Support for Biotech

December 14, 2016

The Nigeria Academy of Science, the country's top scientific organization and the federal government's scientific advisor has declared that GMOs are safe and beneficial to improve agricultural productivity. Furthermore, the Academy noted that the technology has the potential to address food security. The Academy's declaration also reiterated the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' report that GM crops are safe.

The declaration will be used to aid the development of policies on GM crops adoption and also answer the claims of biotech critics about the technology.

Read more details from Cornell Alliance for Science and the Nigerian Academy of Science.