Biotech Updates

Expert Calls for Expedition of the Implementation of Biosafety Law

May 18, 2012

Mr. Kwame Dei Asamoah-Okyere, the Head of Biosafety Unit at Ghana's Food and Drugs Board, called for a speedy implementation of administrative structures for the smooth implementation of Ghana's biosafety law. He said though it took about eight years for the Biosafety Act to be passed, it should not take so much time for its implementation so that the country could benefit from agri-biotechnology.

The Biosafety Act will enable Ghana to regulate for responsible development, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) derived from biotechnology. This Act does not apply to GMOs that are pharmaceuticals for human use.

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