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June 11th, 2018 / Modern Ghana

Mrs Ama Kudom-Agyemang, an Environmental Communicator with the Open Forum on Agriculture Biotechnology (OFAB) has underscored the need for Journalists to deepen their knowledge on the use and application of modern biotechnology for effective reportage on agriculture.

The lack of understanding, ignorance and misinformation in the public domain about the use modern biotechnology in agriculture had created negative perceptions about the scientific methods of farming and agriculture.

Biotechnology is the exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones among others.

Speaking at a day’s media training workshop for journalists in the Central Region on biotechnology in agriculture in Cape Coast, Mrs. Kudom-Agyemang implored journalists to help correct the misconceptions about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

The workshop, organised by OFAB among other things, aimed at educating journalists to enhance their understanding of biotechnology in agriculture to be help them to effectively educate the public to embrace the technology to sustain national food security and improved livelihoods of farmers. Read more