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October 26th, 2018 / Joy Online, Ghana

A Plant Breeding lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is calling for a refocus of the debate on genetically modified foods in the country.

Dr Alexander Wireko Kena says it is about time that the debate is centred more on scientific facts and less on emotions, adding this is the sure way to get the best out of conflicting views on the subject.

“I am not against the opposition. We just want the debates to be centred on scientific facts. So that when you say it causes cancer, you bring your data. When I say it doesn’t cause cancer, I bring my data.

“So I am not saying the people should stop protesting. But protest based on facts,” Dr. Kena said at a panel discussion on GMOs at the Agric Faculty at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. Read more