Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) has charged President John Dramani Mahatma to make a clear Policy Statement on the country’s Position on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
General Secretary of the Association, Mr. Kofi Agyei who said this in an interview with Rite News added that President Mahama must break his silence on the commercialization and release of GMO because most countries have made their clear position on the issue by boycotting it.
The call by the FSG Comes few days after the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court in scheduled to hear the case submitted by lead plaintiffs Food Sovereignty Ghana.
The case which sought to place an injunction on the commercialization and release of GMO in Ghana had to be adjourned till October 12th as the Judge Kofi Essel Mensah was indisposed.
Mr. Agyei Said, though the delay will affect the timely determination of the case due to its human rights dimension, FSG remain confident that the hold on the intended commercial release of Cowpea and rice as announced earlier by the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) serves the purpose of protecting the interest of Ghanaian farmer as well as the consumers and environment.
According to him, FSG will continue to engage and involve Ghanaians and to resist all attempts at the imposition of GMO products into our food chain without public awareness and participation in such a decision,
‘’ We renew our pledge to continue to expose and challenge the GMO industry- led lies and conflicts of interest of behind the drive to impose GMO products on Ghanaian’’ He said.