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Ghana GMO case adjourned to May 4

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GM CowpeaAn Accra Fast Track High Court, has adjourned to May 4, the case involving Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG), the Attorney General (A-G) and the National Biosafety Authority.

The adjournment was to enable the defendants-A-G and the National Biosafety Authority and others to file an affidavit in opposition to the suit.

Initially, the suit was against the National Biosafety Committee and the Ministry of Food And Agriculture before the A-G and other parties were joined to the suit.

The Fast Track High Court, presided over by Mr Bright Essel Mensah ordered the defendants to file the affidavit within eight days.

The defendants has since been served with the writs of summon.

Earlier, the court granted an Interlocutory injunction restraining the Ministry from commercialising the sale of Genetically Modified foods in the country.

The court said the Agriculture Ministry cannot approve the sale of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) until it rules on a case brought before it by FSG.

Source: GNA

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