Dr Daniel Osei Ofosu, a research Scientist at the Ghana Atomic energy commission (GAEC), has reiterated the protection of Genetically changed (GMO foods) ingredients for humans and the surroundings, which while introduced onto the Ghanaian marketplace, may want to address meals lack of confidence.
He reassured the public that before any GMO food is positioned onto the marketplace, it would have long past through the important safety precautions.
Dr Osei Ofosu said this in an interview with the Ghana news agency in Bolgatanga to reply to troubles of GMOs and blessings of its adoption in Ghana.
He stated Ghana’s new Legislative tool 2383 of 2019 and the Bio-safety Act 831, 2011, were in pursuance to the implementation of the countrywide Bio-safety Authority (NBA) law.
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The scientist liked the demanding situations Ghanaians went through inside the starting in information the Genetic Engineering (GE) technology, that’s described as the ‘planned modification of the characteristics of an organism by means of manipulating its genetic cloth to supply GMOs, the use of Genetic Engineering.’
He stated as scientists, they had been assisting to explain the issues to the country to make sure the overall expertise through all.
Dr Osei Ofosu noted that farmers confronted a whole lot of issues regarding soil fertility, and as a end result, they banked their tough-earned cash on shopping for fertilizer to improve their productiveness.
He stated demanding situations of insect pest, bad rainfall styles and publish-harvest losses may be addressed through the usage of the technology available, which GE sought to deal with.
“GMOs can assist improve food yields and make sure meals safety for the us of a as a whole and its products are safe,” he stated.