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Nigerian consumer body vouches for GM food

The Nigerian consumer protection council has stated that food derived from genetically modified plants is safe for consumption, reports Nigerian newswire Daily Trust. The director general of the council, Ify Umeyi, has reportedly said that the foods had not been found to have caused any allergic condition. She has stated that most policy makers in Africa are sceptical of GM foods because they are confronted with contradictory reports about their safety. The Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunwi Adesina, has also said that the government had fully adopted biotechnology and would utilise it to make foods available for all Nigerians. Nigeria’s Parliament passed biosafety legislation that would pave the way for the commercialisation of GM crops earlier this year ( Agrow No 618, p 25).


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