Ghana’s New Biosafety Authority

ImageGhana’s science and technology minister, Sherry Ayitey, announced that a national bio-safety authority will soon be set up to oversee the transport and development of GMOs throuh Ghana. Ayitey said that this governmental authority will be responsible for making sure the application of science and technology in GM crops will be safe and guarantee quality of life for all. Once this organization is in place, international agribusiness organizations will be able to buy and sell GM seeds for cultivation in Ghana. Critics of this change believe that it will lead to Ghana losing much of its food sovereignty, and are note that it was passed with the encouragement of influences outside of Ghana.

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