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What Does Synthetic Biology Mean for Africa? - An Africa Regional Briefing publication produced by ETC, Third Word Network and The African Centre for Biodiversity

Briefing paper

Huge technical advances in molecular biology and big data biology are leading us towards a ‘forth industrial revolution’ with the ongoing development of novel genetic engineering techniques being reviewed by the UN Conventions for Biological Diversity, under the term ‘synthetic biology’.

Alarm over high GM content in Tiger Brands' ?Ace' Maize Products, misleading labelling

Press release

Just as consumers were welcoming the news that Tiger Brands has decided to ditch genetically modified (GM) ingredients in its baby food, GMO testing carried out by an independent laboratory on behalf of the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has revealed shocking results in respect of five of Tiger Brands' most popular maize based products.

Purity GMO Response

Press release

Dear Mariam Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write to us personally. We value feedback from our customers and concerned members of the public. Attached please find our response. Yours sincerely, Martin Lind Managing Executive HPCB C/O Melinda Potgieter PA to Martin Lind TIGERBRANDS Tel 011 840-4592

Setting the record straight on the Seralini GM maize rat study: why the SA government must urgently intervene

Publication

In this briefing we respond to the main criticisms of the Seralini GM maize rat study (which have been appearing ad nauseum in the world's mainstream media); provide some background as to the importance of the NK603 GM maize to the biotechnology industry (and hence the scale of their reaction); and place the attacks on Seralini in the c