GMO seeds not yet sold in Ghana but products are

Seed traders are allaying fears of presence of Genetically Modified Organism planting materials are already on the local market.

“There are no GMO seeds on the market we need to make clear distinction between GMO seeds and products”, explains Thomas Wilfred Havor, National Coordinator for National Seed Trade Association of Ghana.

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The National Seed Trade Association of Ghana is empathic there are no GMO seeds in Ghana though some imported products could contain them.

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Seed companies . . . in [Ghana] have been engaged in a workshop to sensitize them about the issues of GM technologies. . . and . . . how best to . . . bring enough information to farmers and general public.

Mr. Havor explains Ghana is ready for GMO’s but not until the necessary arrangements with relevant agencies which is currently underway.

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According to [Director Biotechnology and Stewardship for Sustainable Agriculture in West Africa, Professor Walter Alhassan], “we have experienced over 20 years of . . . gm products in agriculture and there haven’t been any case . . . that GM products have been detrimental if anything the effects have been very positive”.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Ghana: There’s No GMO Seed On the Market

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