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B4FA Week in Review – 20 December 2018

December 20th, 2018

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This week’s headlines were dominated by the 2018 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 24th Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP24), which wrapped up in Katowice, Poland, over the weekend. The nearly 23,000 delegates came together to try and agree on a “rulebook” for what will happen when the …

B4FA Week in Review – 13 December 2018

December 13th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, the World Resources Institute (WRI) published a new report, Creating a Sustainable Food Future, that states the world must prepare to feed the planet’s growing population sustainably, reducing agricultural land and greenhouse gas emissions, and suggests that genetically modified organisms and gene editing may be useful tools in …

B4FA Week in Review – 6 December 2018

December 6th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, the Ugandan parliament finally passed a bill that will facilitate biotechnological development in the country. Formerly known as the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, the bill is now named the Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill 2018 at the request of Uganda’s President Museveni. The president had previously declined to approve the bill …