AfricaBio Company Profile

18:58 EST 15th December 2018 | BioPortfolio

In view of the global public debate surrounding modern biotechnology, AfricaBio and its members wish to state its position clearly by endorsing the following principles :
That the proven and potential benefits of modern biotechnology are accepted as one of the scientific tools to increase food production efficiency, to ensure sustainable agriculture and the development of new products from and uses of plant varieties.
That food and feed derived from genetic modified organisms have a proven safe track record and that public statements to the contrary lack scientific credibility.
Promoting the Safe research, handling and application of modern biotechnology.
AfricaBio members are required to sign an Ethical Code of Practice.
Biosafety measures (considered adequate at present) need to evolve with technological developments and to harmonize with national requirements and international protocols.
Ongoing public awareness based on factual information is required to enable consumers to make informed decisions.
Education and training, starting in early school years, are required to ensure capacity building and to develop an understanding of the technology.
The principle of labelling of foodstuffs, voluntary or mandatory, is supported, provided that it is science-based, practical and enforceable; and that verification and certification are carried out by competent, accredited bodies, using reliable techniques.


Phone: 27 12 667 2689
Fax: 27 12 667 1920

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