Crop Biotech Update

UAE Ministry and FAO to Work on Biotech

November 21, 2008

Emirates News Agency, WAM, (Wakalat Anba'a al-Emarat), the government information arm, reported that Minister of Environment and Water Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd and the Representative of UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the United Arab Emirates Kayan Jaff signed an agreement for technical cooperation to set up a regional system aimed at enhancing capability to ensure food safety. Laboratories will be enhanced to enable them to test genetically modified food products.

In addition, the agreement will assist national programs in their biotechnology activities by filling the gap between the academic and research sectors and the industry.

See the Emirates News Agency release at http://www.wam.org.ae/servlet/Satellite?c=WamLocEnews&cid=1225447315651&p=1135099400124&pagename=WAM%2FWamLocEnews%2FW-T-LEN-FullNews