"GMOs are not toxins as Dr Shiva believes as a philosopher and that knowledge that is not shared is knowledge that is not gained", OFAB said.
OFAB said some foods caused allergies and GM foods might also not be exempted but that did not make it poisonous or harmful, Dr.
The press conference was in reaction to a forum organised by Food Sovereignty Ghana which degenerated into a brawl between Dr
The forum was organised by
It was addressed by Dr
At the forum, Dr Attipoe was accused of spreading false information about the organisation and also branding them as agents receiving funding from certain agencies outside the country to prevent the promotion of GM foods.
Dr Attipoe, a proponent of GM foods, did not take kindly to the remarks and in a very sharp rebuttal explained that the debate should not be turned into personal attacks but rather must deal with the issues.
Dr Shiva appealed to Ghanaians to stand up against the introduction of GM foods into the country's food chain adding that accepting GM foods would amount to "seed colonisation and seed slavery."
Dr. Attipoe said the plant breeders' bill was simply to provide royalties and motivate breeders, protect seeds and fetch the much needed foreign exchange revenues for country.
She questioned the scientific background of Dr
Dr Attipoe said Dr Shiva's claim that seeding plants would result in sterility and cause global catastrophe which would wipe out humans was an illogical absurdity saying "Can sterile plants which cannot reproduce be able to spread genes"
She said OFAB welcomes anyone to their forum and engages in discussions in sharing knowledge about GMOs based on scientific procedures and documented evidence, adding that the plant breeder's bill had nothing to do with GMOs.
He said farming had its own problems from large scale withdrawal of vegetable periodically in
"We do not stop organic farming as a result of these episodes but we need more care in the future. Due to increasing populations and finite land resources, indigenous farming practices like shifting cultivation are no longer effective due to the shortened fallow period. Every technology must be handled with care".
"Let allow our scientist to work, discuss and share ideas. This should not be a fight" she added.
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