Nigeria: Experts Warn Govt against Introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms Foods
The Association of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN) yesterday cautioned the federal government against accepting the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) foods in the country as the consequences may affect the nation in the long run. AMLSCN stated this on Monday at the end of the annual scientific conference in Abuja, stating that the effects of GMO could be severe on the nation’s health care system. In the communique signed by AMLSCN Chairman, Ndubisi Ebitea; Secretary, Joseph David and PRO, Musa Wazani, the association cautioned against the GMO and its implications for Public Health and called on the Nigeria Government to build capacity of Medical Laboratory Scientists in the detection of GMO and the diagnosis of its impact. It said: “GMO has its merits, but caution needs to be applied in its acceptability in a society like Nigeria considering our weak institutions and inadequate diagnostic infrastructure for detection of GMO related products, controlling and detecting the consequences of GMO in our society.”

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