Zimbabwe: Call to raise awareness of biotech issues

The following is an edited excerpt.

Local scientists and scientific institutions must take practical steps to improve their communication skills to raise public awareness and stimulate dialogue on biotechnology issues in the country, an official of the National Biotechnology Authority has said.

NBA chief executive Dr Jonathan Mufandaedza told participants at a two-day science communication workshop last week that scientists needed to raise awareness on biotechnology issues to help the public to be informed on the potential benefits and perceived threats of biotechnology.

“Scientists need to develop strategies to engage the public on biotechnology issues so that our people are informed and we allay the fears that come with the development of new technologies,” he said.

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