From: Bamidele Fashube, Abuja
Findings have shown that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), a regulatory body under supervisions of the Federal Ministry of Environment has granted 28 licenses for Genetically Modified products in the last three years.
The farm input varieties are largely on maize and soybean.
They range from herbicide tolerance to insect resistance and antibiotic resistant while others either has increased Oleic acid or water efficient variety.
According to the post, some of successful seed companies include Mosanto, Bayer CropScience, BASF and Dow AgroScience LLC and DuPont.
In its website, the regulatory body posted details of the approved products on Tuesday. It was titled List of GMO Events Approved by the National Biosafety Management Agency.
It reads as follow:
CROP EVENT INSERTED TRAIT COMPANY
Soybean MON 87705 Herbicide Tolerance, Increased Oleic Acid Monsanto
MON 87769-7 Modified to contain Stearidonic Acid Monsanto
BPS-CV127-9 Herbicide Tolerance BASF
DAS-44406-6 Herbicide Tolerance Dow AgroSciences LLC
MON40-3-2 Herbicide Tolerance Monsanto
A2704-12 Herbicide Tolerance Bayer CropScience
FG72 Herbicide Tolerance Bayer CropScience
MON89788 Herbicide Tolerance Monsanto
MON87701 Insect Resistance Monsanto
356043 Herbicide Tolerance Pioneer
A5547-127 Herbicide Tolerance Bayer
MON87708 Herbicide Tolerance Monsanto
DP356043 Herbicide Tolerance DuPont/ Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Maize Bt11 Herbicide Tolerance and Insect Resistance Syngenta
GA21 Herbicide Tolerance Monsanto
MON801 Herbicide tolerance, Insect resistance, Antibiotic resistance Monsanto
NK603 Herbicide tolerance Monsanto
DAS1507 Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance Dow AgroScience LLC and DuPont
MIR162 Insect Resistance Syngenta
MIR604 Insect Resistance Syngenta
MON89034 Insect Resistance Monsanto
MON88017 Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance Monsanto
T25 Herbicide Tolerance Bayer CropScience
TC1507 Insect Resistance Dow AgroScience LLC and DuPont
DAS59122-7 Insect Resistance and Herbicide Tolerance Dow AgroScience LLC and DuPont
MON87460 Herbicide Tolerance Monsanto and BASF
MON87427 Water Efficiency Monsanto
Maize 5307 Insect Resistance Syngenta
In addition, the 2015 Act which establishes the NBMA charged it with the responsibility of providing regulatory framework, institutional and administrative mechanism for safety measures in the application of modern bio-technology in the country with the view to preventing any adverse effect on human health, animals, plants and environment.