Crop Biotech Update

Ghana's Biosafety Law Receives Presidential Assent

February 24, 2012

Ghana's Biosafety Act 831 has finally received Presidential Assent, thus becoming a complete law allowing the application of biotechnology in food crop production involving genetically modified organisms to enter food production. The law will also establish a transparent and predictable process to review and make decisions on certain GM products that are for pharmaceutical use.

According to Ebenezer Adjietror, Principal Assistant Clark in Charge of Rable Office, Parliament House, the act went through all the necessary stages before it was approved as a law. Under the new biosafety law, a National Biosafety Authority will be formed with functions specified in the act.

Read the media release at http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/component/content/article/96-top-headlines/11068-ghanas-biosafety-law-finally-receives-presidential-assent.