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Author: Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Date: 2013-09-23 05:16:31
Comment to: Be Proactive National Biosafety Committe
OFFICE OF THE ODIKRO
a companion of the black star!
It is a pity the GM lobby have resorted to hiring the services of any Tom, Dick and Adomah, to churn out such nonsense!
What has the Biodiversity Act got to do with the approval of GM field trials by the National Biosafety Committee?
"Ghana’s National Biosafety Committee (NBC) gave the approval to conduct such tests following the promulgation of the country’s Biosafety Act, 2011 (Act 831)."
The Biosafety Act calls for the establishment of a National Biosafety Authority which is yet to be inaugurated!
But even more nonsensical is the unsubstantiated and wild claim that "advocates of the GM technology believe that the adoption of GM cultivation would have significant benefits for farmers, consumers as well as the environment"!
What are the benefits of cancerous tumours, organ damage, and premature death, that consumers risk as a result of dependence on GM crops as the main source of food in the long run?
what are the benefits of pollution, increase in the use of stronger doses of pesticides, herbicides, and the emergence of super-weeds and super-bugs?
The only sure benefits that come out of the use of GMOs are the profits of these 419 companies that sell them! and perhaps the kick-backs given to cheap journalists like this writer, politicians, and the scientists who act as their local agents!
the National Biosafety Committee appears to be saddled with compromised individuals with serious conflicts of interests, otherwise, who in his right senses would champion such a silly cause?
Ghanaians must resist this in the same way we resisted Apartheid, Colonialism, and Slavery! The monopolization of our food by foreign multinational corporations just for them to make profits and control our lives is not a benefit!
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!
Pur'gu Saarpe!, Esq.,
Secretary to The Odikro.