A research conducted by a Ghanaian, Dr Borneges Quarshie Nkosana Nartey of Sinel specialist Hospital, has revealed that 70% of female and 50% male premature deaths are due to the consumption of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).

Outlining the effects of GMO products on Adom FM’s Burning Issues on Wednesday, Dr Nkosana Nartey explained that GMOs are bacteria mixed with plant genes of which the bacteria has the ability to cause cancer.

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Listen to Dr Nkosana Nartey below:

According to him, GMO was introduced in the 1860s when everybody assumed that all was alright but by 1990 when it hit the market things had gone wrong.

“Most of these GMO genes that have gone bad are cancer activators” he indicated from the research he has conducted on GMO products.

He gave the instance of a person dying in 2015 in Spain after which autopsy reports showed that he died from eating GMO rice and tomatoes.

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He added that there is a case study of a rabbit which was fed with GMO food developing tumor to confirm the deadly nature of GMO products.

Dr. Nkosana Nartey advised that government enacts a law to regulate GMOs because companies mixing the genes make economic capital out of it and have therefore kicked against labeling the products to enable people differentiate them from organic products.

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Meanwhile, the head of Quality Management Unit at the Ministry of Health, Dr Ernest Konadu Asiedu, says he finds nothing wrong with GMO, adding the “how” of use that makes it good or bad.

He says tramadol for instance is a good drug but people abuse the dose which makes it bad at the end of the day.

Dr. Asiedu further advised stakeholders not to cause fear and panic as regard GMO products, despite his admission of the fact that GMOs cause cancer.