Judgement Court dismisses application against production of GMO foods

The suit, filed by lead plaintiffs, Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) was to place an injunction on the commercialization and release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in Ghana.

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An Accra Human Rights Court has dismissed the application for an interlocutory injunction to stop the commercial production of Genetically Modified Foods.

At a ruling Thursday, the Human Rights Court said it would be a huge damage to government if the ruling goes against them.

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The suit, filed by lead plaintiffs, Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) was to place an injunction on the commercialization and release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in Ghana.

It is the contention of FSG that Modern Biotechnology is a potent and novel technology that presents unique risks.

This means that whatever the perceived benefits seen in the advances in biotechnology, they must be developed and used with adequate safety measures for the environment and human health.

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FSG succeeded in securing a High Court ruling to stop plans by Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture, (MOFA), to go into mass testing and production of Genetically Modified (GM) products in March this year until a Biosafety Authority is set up by government.

However, with the latest ruling, Ghana can go ahead with the commercial testing and production of GM foods.

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