Ghana
Walking Times

Food Sovereignty Ghana organized a capacity building and skills sharing workshop on 27-28 February to discuss the Biosafety Law, the Plant Breeders Bill and the Plant and Fertilizer Act (seed law). Civil society organizations, smallholder farmers, the media, scientists and concerned members of the public attended the meeting. Here are the thoughts that came out of the meeting

Capitalism is at the root of corruption in Ghana. The desperation to make money at all costs is now the way of life. Everything thing depends on how much one can afford, as the state does not take its own social responsibility to its citizens seriously

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The Insight newspaper is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Its contribution to the democratization of Ghana and its founder’s indefatigable spirit are outstanding

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The US embassy in Accra has been heavily influencing Ghana’s Biosafety Committee. There is nothing safe in entrusting Ghana’s agriculture in the hands of a Committee that remains unknown to the public and who have vested interests in genetically modified colonialism

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The only people who need genetically engineered crops are the foreign seed and agrochemical companies and their stockholders. They are the ones pushing this highly risky venture in Ghana. They should be resisted

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