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Byline: George Amexo
Ghana risks compromising its food security if it should go ahead with plans to adopt Genetically Modified (GM) crops which is being largely touted by proponents as the best way to enhance agricultural modernisation and productivity in the country.
A farmer and Vice Chairman of the Regional Advocacy Information and Network Systems, Alhaji Bakari Sadiq Nyari, who gave the warning, observed that adoption of bio-technology by the country will create a dependency condition that could jeopardize the country's food sovereignty, and its food crop production will be totally dependent on multi-national seed and pesticides companies.
He explained that presently most farmers are independent as far as seed crops acquisition is concerned as they rely on their crops for seeds to plant but the terminator technology employed in the production of GM seeds will not allow them to re-use seeds from their farms.
"This means my poor brother who plants maize will after the adoption of GM crops technology buy seeds from seed companies before he can plant his crop," he said to the Public Agenda in an interview at the …