Ghana’s law on GM foods finally gets Presidential Assent

Ghana Business News

The Biosafety Act which has spent four years in Parliament has finally received Presidential Assent, thus becoming a complete law.

The Law, from the Biosafety Act, 831, 2011 will enable Ghana to allow the application of biotechnology in food crop production involving Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to enter food production.

It will also ensure an adequate level of production in the field of safe development transfer, handling and use of GMOs that are pharmaceuticals for human use, and which are the subject of any other enactment.

It will also establish a transparent and predictable process to review and make decisions on specified GMOs that were pharmaceutical for human use.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview, Mr Ebenezer Adjietror, Principal Assistant Clark in Charge of Table Office, Parliament House said the Act went through all the required stages before coming into effect as a law.

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