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5 facts you need to know about GMO

What are GMOs?  While science has advanced with new possibilities, many of the methods we are using today are not that far off from genetic modifications that farmers have been using for thousands of years. Here are some facts you need to know about Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO). 1. Genetically modified organisms

A WHO report says Monsanto’s Glyphosate is probably causing cancer

Monsanto, the US-based agrochemical giant that has dominated the agricultural industry with its herbicides and genetically modified seeds, is the focus of yet another controversy over the potential hazards of one of its biggest chemicals. Glyphosate, one of the primary ingredients in Monsanto’subiquitous weedkiller Roundup and other companies’ products, probably causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new report from the World Health Organization’s International

Ghana: takeover of the food system by giant biotech companies

It’s another victory for Monsanto, the giant corporation responsible for a large amount of genetically modified foods available on the market today. In Ghana, the national parliament has given its full support to the Plant Breeders Bill. Under this proposed legislation, farmers would be restricted from practicing ancient farming methods,

NABDA, THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE & THE SENATE – Unwitting pawns in the Defrauding of Nigeria by MONSANTO

By Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Let’s start from the end. The Bio-safety Bill is a ruse, a scam, a charade, a veil under which Monsanto and similar foreign Bio-tech companies can achieve a strong foothold in Nigeria, while legitimizing illegal experiments (BtCowpea) that has already started happening in Nigeria. There will be no improved

GMO Myths and Truths

Some of our leaders think it is a good idea for Nigeria to start growing GM foods both for human consumption and potentially for exportation. They have reported that GM will increase yield thereby solving hunger problems in the country, will solve malnutrition by introducing bio-fortified foods e.g. Vitamin A

Study: Monsanto’s Glyphosate Doubles Risk Of Lymphoma

  Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer have found what appears to be a strong link between pesticide exposure and a blood cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Analyzing 44 individual research projects published since 1980, the scientists, writing in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, said that

The GMO debate – Dr Akinwumi Adesina Vs Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina responded to the article  written by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour about Genetically modified foods. The article was posted on our website  here. The Minister replied via the comment section of this article and also on the Ministry of Agriculture Website in the news section -

7 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

1 GMO Genetically modified organisms, more commonly called GMO’s, are foods that have been modified by chemicals and grown with chemicals. In a study done by Dr. Pusztai at the Rowett Institute in Scotland, rats were fed GMO foods, especially potatoes. ALL rats showed damaged immune systems, pre-cancerous cell growths, along with