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Building Bridges - Volume 2 No 1: Biotechnology, biosafety and environment in sub-Saharan Africa
January 2006 - June 2006
Regional Agricultural and Environmental Initiatives Network- Africa (RAEIN-Africa)

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges RAEIN-Africa as the source of this publication: www.raein-africa.org


Contents

  • Editorial
  • On-going research activities
    • Study on the Distribution of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Selected Southern African Countries
    • Sorghum and its wild relatives: Ecological implications in the event of a release of transgenic (herbicide/Bt) Sorghum in the SADC region
    • Studying the genetic variations of pearl millets and cowpeas of Namibia: A primer to agricultural biodiversity conservation and associated environment policies formulation
    • Screening for presence Transgenic Zea Mays (GM maize) in Tanzania using a combination of DNA and Protein based techniques
  • Public awareness in biotechnology & biosafety
    • Status of Biotechnology and Biosafety in Tanzania
    • Status of Awareness on Biotechnology in Swaziland
  • News - regional
    • From the journalistsí stables
  • News - international
    • Summary of main issues of COP/MOP-3
  • Opinion and analysis
    • Agriculture, Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): Challenges and Opportunities for Food Security and Environmental Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Why do we need to label genetically modified (GM) food products? Facts for South African consumers
  • Food for thought

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