Ghanian former anti-GMO farm leader reverses stance, now backs biotechnology innovation

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Former National President of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana Mohammed Adams Nasiru has dismissed concerns Genetically Modified Foods (GMO) are harmful to humans.

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana has claimed “GMOs are dangerous to health and a leading cause of carcinogenic diseases.”

But Mr. Nasiru disagrees. “I am very comfortable with GMOs… Because the motive of companies like Monsanto (which produce GMOs) is to be in business and make profits. Why would they want to kill their customers to go out of business? So I don’t think there is any harm in going GMOs,” he noted.

He was speaking during a panel discussion after the screening of science movie ‘Food Evolution’ on the campus of the University of Development Studies at Nyankpala in the Northern Region.

Another panelist Abdul Rahman Dobea who works with the Tamale Metro Agric office backed the claim that GMOs are not harmful.

“There is no evidence that if you eat GM foods, it causes any abnormality in your system. The purpose of GM is to increase productivity and ensure quality nutrition. These are the main reasons why I think we should embrace the technology,” he said.

Read full, original article: GMOs are not dangerous – Former peasant farmers president

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