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20/07/2012

The FAO Working Group on Biotechnology has recently reprinted "Marker-assisted selection: Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish", originally published in 20... more »

18/07/2012

The Convention on Biological Diversity's Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) conducted an online forum on "Strategic approaches to capacity-building for biosafety and the comprehensive review of the ca... more »

11/07/2012

A new web interface for the multi-lingual FAO Biotechnology Glossary has just been launched, with an improved look and structure to make it more accessible and user-friendly, and with more advance... more »

27/06/2012

An "International workshop on socio-economic impacts of genetically modified (GM) crops", co-organized by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the European Commission's Joint Res... more »

10/02/2012

Article 18 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety concerns the handling, transport, packaging and identification of living modified organisms. Paragraph 3 of the Article states that the Conference... more »

13/01/2012

The project, realized by the Genetic Rights Foundation under a special agreement with the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (MATTM), was developed to provide operators with a usef... more »

28/12/2011

The Research4Life programme accessible through the BCH at http://bch.cbd.int/database/library.shtml#research4life which provides institutions from eligible developing countries with free or low co... more »

14/12/2011

UNEP-GEF has published, as part of its TNA [Technology Needs Assessment] Guidebook Series, a guidebook on technologies for climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector. The aim is to suppor... more »

30/08/2011

The European Commission asked the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA GMO Panel) to update its 2006 scientific opinion on Post-Market Environmental... more »

29/06/2011

FAO has published the "Biosafety Resource Book", based on materials from the training courses organized by FAO from 2002 to 2010 in the framework of its biosafety capacity development projects. Th... more »