Saturday, January 26, 2013

Minister designate advocates GMO to boost food security

Minister designate advocates GMO to boost food security

Clement Kofi Humado, Minister designate for the Agric Ministry on Friday advocated the utilization of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) in commercial farming to boost the country’s food security.

He however indicated that because of the exacting nature of some GMO seed varieties, especially maize, on fertilizers for substantial yields, it was important that peasant and rural farmers were insulated from the expensive nature of cultivating GMOs by concentrating on the use of local and hybrid seeds that demanded fewer inputs for desired yields

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Kwabena Duku Damoah

Date: 2013-01-26 03:13:02

Mr.Humado may be unknown to you there is enough food in the system.It is getting rotten in the rural areas due to our inability to preserve them for longer periods.Even if GMO increases food production it will still get rotten on the farms for lack of proper preservation technics.


Date:2013-01-26 02:49:0

Perhaps the honorable minister made a mistake and will review his proposal to advocate GMO. Organically grown, nothing else! Please think and be sensitive to our children. They are the future. Don't plague them with the unknown.

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