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Who is Biosafety South Africa

Publication

In this briefing, we present an overview of a new organisation called Biosafety South Africa. Biosafety South Africa was launched early this year, receives funding from the South African government through the Department of Science and Technology.

GM Sugarcane: A long way from commercialisation?

Publication

Despite the best part of a decade of research and field trials, genetically modified sugar cane in South Africa remains a long way from commercial cultivation. Numerous research projects are currently under way at a number of publicly and privately funded research bodies, most of which are concentrating on increased sucrose and biomass content.

Monsanto GM Canola objection

Objection
ACB'S OBJECTIONS TO MONSANTO'S APPLICATION FOR FIELD TRIAL RELEASE OF HERBICIDE-RESISTANT CANOLA (BRASICA NAPUS RT73)

Prepared for the African Centre for Biosafety by Dr William Stafford
September 2009

South African GM grapevine trials to go ahead

Publication

The South African authorities have given the go-ahead to the Institute of wine biotechnology, based at the University of Stellenbosch, to conduct open-air field trials of grapevines genetically modified to resist fungal disease, despite the failure of fungal resistant grapevines in German trials 7 years ago.

GMOs in South Africa - 2008 Overviews

Publication

From January 2007 to July 2008 the GMO Executive Council, the governmental body responsible for granting GMO permits in South Africa, granted a taggering 425 new permits for import, export, commodity clearance and general and trial release.