Viewpoint: If Nigeria wants sustainable agriculture, leaders must embrace biotech crops

| | October 12, 2018
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World over and in various countries around the world there are laws to checkmate whatever one may think of. There are regulations which guide the practice of any sector.

These regulations are not put in place necessarily to stop that sector or practice from thriving but they are put in place as a check mechanism to ensure that the practice or that sector is not abused.

This is the same with the Biotechnology sector, not just in Nigeria but everywhere else in the world. Biosafety is put in place to ensure proper check of this sector and to ensure that it is not abused which will in turn have a negative effect on the health of the people and the environment.

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World over there is no Biosafety Agency created with an aim to stop the practice of modern Biotechnology or GMOs but rather these Agencies are created to help it thrive in a positive way by harnessing their potentials for farmers and the Agricultural sector for economic growth and Nigeria should not be an exemption.

Read full, original article: Biosafety: A sure path to sustainable economic development

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