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NOA at workshop on biosafety regulations


Manjo Krige-Smith, Chairperson of the Namibia Organic Association (NOA) recently participated on behalf the Namibian organic sector in a workshop on draft bio-safety regulations. The workshop was held by the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in Windhoek on 3 November 2014.

The workshop will refine Namibian regulations for safe transfer, handling and use of living GMOs. The regulations will cover conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and risks to human health, as required under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The regulations will be gazetted by the Ministry of Justice, as provided by the Biosafety Act , 2006 (Act No. 7 of 2006).
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