Ghana has ‘no option’ but to adopt GM technology

Ghana will adopt the use of genetically modified crops, says the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei.

With the passage of the Biosafety and Biotechnology Law, which promotes research into biotechnology and establishes a standard for safety assessment of any new GM crops, Dr Oteng-Adjei says that “Ghana had no option but to adopt” GM technology to “enhance agricultural production through scientific methods.”

Any concerns expressed by the public over the safety of GMOs are to be expected because the technology is new and unfamiliar, Dr. Oteng-Adjei says, but the fears “should not prevent the country from adopting the technology.”

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