Gyesi Boakye, the Public Relations Officer at the Crop Research Institute told STARR NEWS they hope the new trial will increase yield in GMOs.
“We doing some research work on rice as far as GMOs are concerned but this is what we call a confined field trial, meaning, it is not a widespread activity” Mr. Boakye said.
But Spokesperson for the Food Sovereignty Ghana, Duke Tagoe says the trial of GMOs in Ghana is illegal.
“In the first place we have been completely opposed to all the confined field trials that are taking place. We believe these field trials are in contravention of laid down processes about what must happen before field trials take place.
“Bottom line is that Ghanaians have expressed their opposition to eating this food; why is it compulsory that we eat GM foods” Mr. Tagoe fumed.