The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) declared this week that genetically-modified foods are safe for consumption. The NAS, citing overwhelming evidence from developed countries and thousands of studies, said the country was ready for the products and that they were safe for production and beneficial to the nation.
The academy noted that the technology, although it does leave some fearful and concerned, would be useful to the country because of its potential to boost the nation’s agriculture, which could help address food insecurity. These statements reaffirmed the path forged in 2015 with the passage of a Biosafety Law by the Nigerian National Assembly and its signing by former President Goodluck Jonathan. See more