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Importing of genetically modified rice denied by FG

07 September 2016, 21:37

Abuja - Federal Government has denied that they have been importing genetically modified rice, Vanguard reported.

This was made known during a news conference by the Director-General National Biosafety Management Agency, Rufus Ebegba.

Also read: Man exchanges two young siblings for bags of rice

Ebegba states that no genetically modified rice has been released into the country and no GMO rice has been released anywhere in the world either.

According to him, the Federal Government had banned the importation of rice and there has not been an indication that the ban has been lifted.

NBMA is responsible for the regulating of GMO products in Nigeria.

For more on this story visit Vanguard


- News24


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