Genetically Modified Crops are safe for human consumption – OFAB

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By Lorlornyofm August 31, 2018 19:47

Genetically Modified Crops are safe for human consumption – OFAB

The National Coordinator of the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Dr Richard Ampadu-Ameyaw says claims that  genetically modified organism (GMO) crops pose health risks to consumers are untrue.

He described the claims as misconceptions which should not be given attention, adding that they have not been proven independently by the World Health Organisation to be facts.

He was Interacting with Lorlornyo News on the sidelines of a sensitisation workshop organised by OFAB, Ghana for stakeholders in agriculture in Hohoe on genetically modified organism (GMOs), biotechnology and safety issues.

The workshop was organized to sensitise farmers to understand the benefits of the new technology and adapt it for improved crop production.

Dr. Ampadu-Ameyaw, who is also a Senior Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research mentioned increased productivity, the ability to withstand diseases and harsh weather conditions as some of the reasons crops are genetically modified.

Story by Geoffrey Gah-Mensah

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By Lorlornyofm August 31, 2018 19:47
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