Namibia Launches First GM Detection LabJanuary 31, 2018
A laboratory for testing food and genetically modified products was opened in Namibia for the first time. The laboratory, designed by the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology, was presented by higher education minister, Itah Kandjii-Murangi in Windhoek.
According to Kandjii-Murangi, the laboratory will be vital in ensuring that only the GM products approved for use in the country will be placed on the market. Aside from that, the laboratory will build the capacity of Namibian researchers and professors in the field of biotechnology. This will further help the country to be in a better position to make informed choices on what food to purchase using scientific evidence. She stressed that the misinformation on biotechnology in the country is caused by lack of detection capacity and training in biotechnology. She urged the universities and private institutions to utilize the laboratory.
Read more from Development Channel and Xinhuanet.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Hunger in Conflict Areas Continues to Escalate
- Namibia Launches First GM Detection Lab
- African Women Vow to Rally Behind Biotech
- Scientists Explain How A Protein Helps Plants "Muscle Up" Bacteria in the Cold
- Arctic® Fuji Apple Gets Canadian Approval
- Importance of IP and Its Application to Biotech Emphasized
- Gene Editing and Genomics Discussed at UP Los Baños Seminar
- "Wild" Genes Open Up Opportunities for Better Rice Varieties
- UZH Scientists Develop Wheat Lines Resistant to Powdery Mildew
- Researchers Identify Plum Pox Virus Susceptibility Genes in Apricot
- Walnut Gene Involved in Cadmium Stress Response
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Non-coding DNA Vital for Brain Development
- Australian OGTR Invites Comments for Field Trial of GM Buffalo Grass
- 10th World Potato Congress
- Researchers Perform Allele Exchange at EPSPS Locus in Cassava using CRISPR-Cas9
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: