Nigeria’s biotech agency says anti-GMO activists circulating unscientific propaganda

Nigerians have been asked to stop seeking sensitive information especially on genetically modified organisms from unscientific quarters. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency gave the advice while speaking at a one day sensitisation seminar organised for staff of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology by the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB).

Ebegba said that those against the deployment of biotechnology and its tools in the country were instilling fears in the minds of Nigerians by circulating unscientific and unsubstantiated information that the technology is harmful.

“There is no need to panic as government has established necessary safeguards to ensure that the technology is not abuse. Americans have been eating GM foods for over 20 years now and there have not been any health implication so it is high time we disregard such rumours,” he said.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: ‘Stop seeking GMOs information from the black market’

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