admin | May 23, 2016
Small-scale farmers in Ghana are protesting the government’s plan to introduce a new law, which they believe promotes the production of genetically modified seeds and animal breeds. Farmers say they want more thorough consultations on the bill, and are concerned about food sovereignty and the right to control their seeds.
Victoria Adongo is the program coordinator for the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana. She says: “What we are saying is that the bill has some clauses that will jeopardize the food sovereignty of this country by allowing foreign nationals and these international corporations to take over our seed industry…. The situation is very serious for a country that largely depends on agriculture to feed and develop its economy. If you allow someone to control your seed and plant, then the person controls you.”
To read the full article, go to: http://www.theafricareport.com/West-Africa/ghana-peasant-farmers-resist-new-gmos-law.html