We must not al­low Nige­ria to be turned into a dump­ing ground for what sen­si­ble coun­tries have re­jected

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pro­duc­tion of GMO crops. Given our frag­ile ecosys­tems and stressed en­vi­ron­ment, we must take our biosafety se­ri­ously and avoid the path of in­tro­duc­ing crops that are dan­ger­ous to the health of our peo­ple and our en­vi­ron­ment. Nine­teen Euro­pean coun­tries that care about the health of their peo­ple have com­pletely banned ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied crops. Even the Rus­sian State Duma last month passed a bill ban­ning all im­port and pro­duc­tion of ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied or­gan­isms in the coun­try. We must not al­low Nige­ria to be turned into a dump­ing ground for what sen­si­ble coun­tries have re­jected. Sin­cere sci­en­tists have shown ev­i­dence that Mon­santo’s crops are ge­net­i­cally en­hanced to tol­er­ate the use of the her­bi­cide glyphosate which was de­clared as a pos­si­ble car­cino­gen by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s In­ter­na­tional Agency for Research on Can­cer (IARC). The cur­rent Mon­santo project to grow

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