Ghana’s MESTI minister rekindles GMO based debates among citizens

GHANA – The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr Kwaku Afriyie, has resuscitated the debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), highlighting that his Ministry will team up with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other key stakeholders, to ensure that such a debate is organized to enable Ghanaians make an informed decision on the subject. GMOs are organisms whose genetic materials have been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Dr Afriyie made these remarks during a visit to the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) and the Nuclear Regulatory…

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Ghana’s Shoprite supermarket meat section shut down over false labelling, Egypt continues food outlets crackdown

GHANA – Shoprite Supermarket at the Accra mall in Ghana has been fined by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) , for false labelling of imported frozen chicken as locally produced fresh chicken and selling it to consumers, which is against the public health act.  The FDA had earlier received reports of the ill practice and closed the meat section of the supermarket after rigorous inspections which affirmed the claims. According to the FDA, the practice by Shoprite apart from being fraudulent also has detrimental health implications. The Deputy Chief…

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