Erie Tamale

Erie Tamale is Environmental Affairs Officer and Ulrika Nilsson is Associate Public Information Officer at the Biosafety Unit in the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal.

Over the last two decades, there has been rapid advancement in the development and application of modern biotechnology -- a technology that involves taking genetic material from one organism and inserting it into another to give it a desired characteristic. This new technology is complex and arouses much debate.