Abuja - Federal Government has denied that they have been
importing genetically modified rice, Vanguard reported.
This was made known during a news conference by the
Director-General National Biosafety Management Agency, Rufus Ebegba.
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Ebegba states that no genetically modified rice has been
released into the country and no GMO rice has been released anywhere in the
According to him, the Federal Government had banned the
importation of rice and there has not been an indication that the ban has been
NBMA is responsible for the regulating of GMO products in
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