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High Court Dismisses GMO Commercialization Lawsuit

The Accra High Court has rejected claims brought by Food Sovereignty Ghana against the National Biosafety Authority concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Justice Barbara Tetteh Charway determined that the plaintiffs did not present adequate evidence to substantiate their allegations.

Food Sovereignty Ghana, together with three other organizations, sought legal determinations on whether proper procedures and laws were observed in the commercialization plans for GMOs.

Additionally, they sought clarification on whether the defendants complied with national and international laws regarding risk assessment and management in the release and commercialization of Bt cowpea and rice.

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The court, however, ruled that the Biosafety Authority had not yet released any GM products for commercialization, as they are still conducting extensive research and community awareness efforts.

Justice Tetteh Charway mandated the labeling of all GMO products available in the market to inform consumers and requested data on Bt Cowpea imported from Nigeria and sold in Ghana.

A detailed judgment on the case, which began in 2015, will be provided by the court at a later date.

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