4 May 2005
BT-Maize MIR 604 / SYNGENTA
SUBMISSION OF OBJECTIONS BY THE AFRICAN CENTRE FOR BIOSAFETY (ACB) Objection To The Application By Syngenta For Commodity Clearance Of Syngenta Mir604 Maize To The National Department Of Agriculture, South Africa African Centre for Biosafety, 27 May 2005 Read here. OVERVIEW SUMMARY OF ISSUES RAISED IN OBJECTION The discussion below details our concerns against the […]
18 Apr 2005
Bt-Maize Herculex Xtra / Pioneer HiBred & Dow Agrosciences
Objections To The Application Made By Pioneer Hibred Rsa And Dow Agroscience Southern Africa For Commodity Clearance Of Grain And Derived Products From 1507×59122 Maize (herculex Xtra) To The National Department Of Agriculture, South Africa African Centre for Biosafety, 18 April 2005. Read here. SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT The scientific assessment is based on the information provided […]
4 Apr 2005
BT cotton in South Africa – the case of the Makhathini farmers – Apr 2005 By Elfrieda Pschorn Strauss, GRAIN. Read here. Global agriculture and genetically modified cotton in Africa. By Stephen Greenberg. Read here.
8 Mar 2005
Bt-Maize 59122 / Pioneer HiBred & Dow Agrosciences
SUBMISSION OF OBJECTIONS BY THE AFRICAN CENTRE FOR BIOSAFETY (ACB) and Friends of the Earth U.S. Objections To The Application Made By Pioneer Hibred Rsa And Dow Agroscience Southern Africa For Commodity Clearance Of Genetically Modified Organisms, Specifically 59122 Maize To The National Department Of Agriculture, South Africa by African Centre for Biosafety, 8 March […]
8 Mar 2005
Comment on Zimbabwe’s National Biotechnology Authority Bill, 2005
Comment on Zimbabwe’s National Biotechnology Authority Bill, 2005 Read here.
28 Feb 2005
Pioneer Hi-Bred, Dow Agrosciences wants SA to approve risky GM maize
During January 2005, Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA (Pty) Ltd and Dow Agrosciences Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd applied to the Executive Council and the Registrar: GMO Act, for a food and feed safety approval for its GM maize HerculexT RW. This GM maize variety is not currently grown commercially anywhere in the world; and is under investigation […]
18 Feb 2005
Sugarcane with a bacteriozide protein & Bt-Sugarcane / SARSI
SUBMISSION OF OBJECTIONS BY THE AFRICAN CENTRE FOR BIOSAFETY (ACB) Objections to the Applications made by the South African Sugar Research Institute (SASRI) in Respect of Permits for Activities with GMOs, specifically sugarcane, to the National Department of Agriculture in South Africa African Centre for Biosafety, February 2005 Read the objection here. Read the press […]
4 Feb 2005
Monsanto and Genetic Modification in South Africa: Facts For South African Consumers – Feb 2006 African Centre for Biosafety. Read more here. Factsheet: Who Benefits From GM Crops? Monsanto and the Corporate driven Genetically Modified Crop Revolution – Jan 2006, Friends of the Earth International: read more. A Profile Of Monsanto In South Africa – […]
25 Jan 2005
Dow Agrosciences field trials of GM maize blocked
The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has today learned that its objections, launched exactly 7 months ago, strenuously resisting DOW Agrosciencs application to field test its GM maize event TC 1507, have been successful. Read more here.
6 Jan 2005
A glimpse through the crack in the door: South Africa’s permitting system for GMOs
During 2004, the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) spent a considerable amount of time monitoring the South African permitting system for genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the course of its work, it lodged comprehensive objections to numerous applications for the import, marketing and field- testing of GMOs. Read here.