Debunking the claim that GMOs cause cancer

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Scientists have debunked claims that Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) cause cancer after assertions by a doctor that the products are deadly.

Dr Borneges Quarshie Nkosana Nartey of Sinel Specialist Hospital in an interview on Adom FM’s Burning Issues claimed according to his research, GMOs are cancer activators.

But Alliance for Science Ghana, a network of farmers, scientists, researchers, etc in a statement issued by its Chairman John Awuku Dziwornu and Executive member Reuben Nana Yaw Quainoo debunked the claim.

“No credible study has ever proven that GMOs have caused cancer among the population in countries like America, Brazil, South Africa, etc where they are consumed widely.

“In fact, there is evidence that cancer rates have been lower over the last 20 years in countries where GMOs are consumed than in countries where they are not on the market,” the statement said.

According to Alliance for Science Ghana (AfS Ghana), statistics show in America where a majority of their foods are GMOs, the rate of cancer per every 10,000 people is 318.0.

But in European countries like Denmark, France, Belgium and Norway where GMOs have not been commercialized, the rate is 338.1, 324, 321 and 318.3 respectively.

Read full, original post: GMOs do not cause cancer – Alliance for Science Ghana clarifies

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