The Coalition for Farmers Rights and Advocacy against GMOs (COFAM)) has served notice of marking Ghana’s 57th Independence with a demonstration in Accra against attempts to introduce Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) into the country’s food chain.
The demonstration which is scheduled for March 6 is expected to draw massive support against the introduction of GMO’s into the nation’s food chain.
A member of the Coalition, Ernesto Yeboah in an interview with Citi News called on Ghanaians to join the party to resist the move.
The intended demonstration aimed at consolidating a similar crusade COFAM which is a combination of grass-roots movement of farmers, labour unions, religious, political and civil society organizations.
COFAM in Accra on Tuesday January 28 held a public demonstration against attempts to introduce Genetically Modified Foods and the Plant Breeders Bill.
Conveners of the COFAM include the Food Sovereignty Ghana, Convention Peoples Party, Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (CIKOD), The General Agricultural Workers Union of TUC and the Rastafarian Council.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com