The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has said the National Inter-Religious Council (NIREC’s) investigation on the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is biased and should be disregarded by Nigerians. NIREC had cautioned the Federal Government and Nigerians against allowing GMO into the country.
Its committee setup to investigate the safety of GM foods had said there were controversies surrounding its safety and therefore should not be adopted by the country.
But NABDA through Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology, Nigeria (OFAB) said NIREC was biased because it failed to get the input from any member from the modern biotechnology promoters group.
“The NIREC Committee set-up to look into the Genetic Modification Technology in Nigeria was one sided and had her no Membership from the Modern Biotechnology promoters group”, a NABDA director and the coordinator of OFAB Nigeria, Dr Rose Gidado said in a disclaimer yesterday.
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