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July 10th, 2018 / Modern Ghana

Former National President of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana Mohammed Adams Nasiru has dismissed concerns Genetically Modified Foods (GMO) are harmful to humans.

In a clear deviation from the position of the association he used to lead, Mr. Nasiru insisted GMOs don’t pose any danger to humans and no one has ever died from eating them all over the world.

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana has claimed “GMOs are dangerous to health and a leading cause of carcinogenic diseases.

But Mr. Nasiru disagrees. “I am very comfortable with GMOs… Because the motive of companies like Monsanto (which produce GMOs) is to be in business and make profits. Why would they want to kill their customers to go out of business? So I don’t think there is any harm in going GMOs,” he noted.

“I just want to appeal to all and sundry, let your parents know that GMOs are not dangerous. If you don’t know the science, you don’t know anything. We want good yields,” Adams Nasiru added. Read more