GHANA – GM COWPEA SET TO ADDRESS PROTEIN DEFICIENCIES
Source: Genetic Literacy Project – 13 September 2021
A Senior Research Scientist with the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says Ghana’s first genetically modified crop – the pod borer resistant cowpea (beans), will help the country deal with protein deficiency challenges among the population.
Dr Richard Ampadu-Ameyaw believes the variety will offer the country many benefits when it is eventually approved for the benefit of farmers and consumers. “In a lot of places, being able to buy fish or meat is a challenge, so more beans will help ensure more proteins for the people,” he observed.
“If it is well managed and well farmed, it could help a lot of people move away from poverty,” he added…