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(From This Day (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Godwin Haruna
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) should not accept unhealthy propaganda of biotech industries bent on using Africa as a dumping ground for Genetically Modified (GM) crops, the Friends of the Earth Africa Action (FoE, Africa), has advised.
In an open letter to ECOWAS ministers currently meeting in Bamako, Mali, to discuss biotechnology issues, the group lamented that at a meeting held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in July 2004 , the ministers adopted a resolution calling for greater research and investment in agricultural biotechnology and recommending the creation of a West …