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Crop Biotech Update

Journalists Urged to Do Quality Reporting on Science and Technology

June 6, 2018

At the 2018 OFAB Media Awards launched by the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Ghana Chapter, former Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and OFAB Ghana Chapter Programming Committee member Prof. Walter Sandow Alhassan urged journalists to develop interest and exhibit professionalism in science and technology reporting. Prof. Alhassan strongly said that the media has a role in creating necessary awareness among farmers for new technology and its use.

Dr. Richard Ampadu Ameyaw, OFAB Ghana Coordinator told the journalists that products from genetically modified organisms are not dangerous. He said that over the years, plant species and plant products have been modified in various forms.

"The crops that we have today have all been modified. What is happening with modern biotechnology is for scientists to go directly into the gene map and change the order of the gene. That is all, and there is nothing dangerous about it," Dr. Ameyaw said.

For more details, read the news article at GBC Ghana.