The recent passing of Ghana’s Biosafety Act of 2011 will legalize importation of GMOs and research on them. Three genetically modified crops will be tested beginning next year. Seeds for genetically modified rice, cowpea and sweet potatoes will be tested to see which specific traits will be most beneficial in Ghana to increase crop production. The GM seeds for rice and sweet potatoes will be imported from the United States, and the cowpea seeds would come from Australia. The trials on these crops are expected to last for three yeas, and the project is expected to begin once the integrity and safety of the seeds is officially confirmed.
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Read about a scientist in Ghana who claims GMOs have no adverse effects, as well as the opposition against him here: