Nigerian farmers accuse anti-GMO activists of misinforming public

BcdXtCVG

The Nigerian farmers under the aegis of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) have chided the anti-biotechnology campaigners in the country, especially Green Peace International, Friends of the Earth and others against their efforts to misinform Nigerian farmers ‎on the modern technology.

. . . AFAN national vice president, Mr. Chris Onwuka said that the campaigners had no scientific proof against agricultural biotechnology, especially genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

. . . .

According to Onwuka, “Those against the adoption of the technology have driven their campaign mainly around calls for a reversal of the Act that establishes the National Biosafety Management as well as halt the country’s biotechnology initiatives. But without an agency to regulate the use of the technology, every development in that direction will certainly be truncated.”

Related article:  Beegate 3: Conflicts of interest dog European IUCN bee panel as nenonic ban devastates crops

He added that . . . other anti-GM campaigners had turned against the US-based agricultural company, Monsanto. “. . . .Clearly, some of these campaigners . . . do not even know that several research institutes across the country are . . . engaged in biotechnology research and may soon have their own seeds on the market,” he said.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Agric Biotech: Group Kicks Against Anti-GMO Campaigners

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Sometime in 2019, probably in China, SARS CoV-2 figured out a way to interact with a specific "spike" on the ...
Untitled

Philip Njemanze: Leading African anti-GMO activist claims Gates Foundation destroying Nigeria

Nigerian anti-GMO activist, physician, and inventor pushes anti-gay and anti-GMO ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend