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Genetic engineering to facilitate food security

| August 19, 2013

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Dr Yaa Difie Osei, a Biochemist and Molecular Biologist, has noted that the country is positioning itself to tap deep into the benefits of modern biotechnology and genetic engineering for guaranteed food security.

She said structures including institutional and legal framework, human capacity development, goodwill among practicing partners, acceptance by Ministries, Departments and Agencies and governmental assent to the Bio-Safety Act (Act 831) of 2011, are motivating.

Dr Difie-Osei made the observation at a day’s sensitization workshop for farmers, farmer-based organisations and staff of Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in the southern and middle-belt of the Volta Region, in Ho.

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