Ghana Public Health Association calls for toxicological tests on GMOs before reaching market

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The Ghana Public Health Association (GPHA) has called for detailed transparent toxicological tests on all Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) before approval and release to the Ghanaian market.

The Association said there is the need for appropriately regulatory structures that ensure that there is no harm to humans, animals and the environment, GPHA said in a statement signed by Dr. George Amofa, it’s General Secretary, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Friday. The statement said the GPHA position as reached at the end of a seminar on Health Implications of GMOs organised by the association, said all GMOs must be appropriately labelled to facilitate post-market monitoring of any health effects.

The GPHA statement said there is great potential to improve health, nutrition and food security through GMOs and that the country should place itself appropriately to benefit maximally from the technology. It said protocols for new GMO trials and release of GMO crops should be transparently reviewed by independent national regulatory body before approval.

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