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Advocacy group calls for moratorium on GM foods

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maizeFood Sovereignty Ghana, an advocacy movement, is calling on government to urgently place a moratorium on the cultivation and consumption of genetically modified foods.

A statement signed by Mr Duke Tagoe, a member of the movement and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday, urged the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to clearly explain to Ghanaians the full implications associated with cultivation of genetically modified foods before embracing the technology.

“Various statements from the Ministry of Agriculture and other agencies indicate that Ghana is poised to roll out its first row of genetically modified seeds into our food chain and it is unacceptable”, it said.

The statement called for a broad consensus to be built regarding the side effects of the genetically modified foods before allowing Ghanaians to consume them.

Source: GNA

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