African biotech group to critics: Where’s evidence GMOs are dangerous?

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Mr Enoch Ilori, the Project Officer for Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), has said there is no record in any country that suggests that people die after consuming foods from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Subsequently, he has challenged any individual, groups or organizations who had literature to that effect to bring it forward for consideration.

Mr Ilori said this at the 39th “Green Week Celebration” of the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast (UCC), in collaboration with the International Association of Students in Agriculture and related Sciences (IAAS) held at Cape Coast on [March 14].

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Mr Ilori said….misinformation in the public sphere did not only create fear but undermined food security efforts of the country.

“Ghanaian scientists are not shopping in different markets….and I do not think they want to kill themselves if they are not sure about the safety of GM foods,” Mr Ilori said.

He rejected the assertion that Ghanaian scientists were being controlled by those from the Western World and said they did their own research to establish the risk factors and the control before products were released into the system.

Read full, original article: GMOs Foods are safe to consume – OFAB

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