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Should a nation continue the low yielding heirloom which is safe but makes farmers to call Government to subsidize because breakeven is difficult?
“One misconception that I have seen is that folks think that hybrids are genetically modified organisms. This isn’t true; they are developed from many generations of natural breeding that is directed by human hands. The fact of the matter is that there are currently no genetically modified seeds or plants available to the general public. Genetically modified organisms are developed through direct genetic modification in a lab, usually using DNA insertion or deletion. Currently, you will only find these seeds in commodity crops, such as field corn, soy, cotton, etc.” Alade submitted.
“Though GMO is not hybrid in my opinion. Since cross pollination are done with high-tech in a short period these days, how well can we trust seed producers that they aren’t giving out GM seeds instead of Hybrid. Secondly, GM has advantages too in my opinion. It’s not 100 percent evil”.
So, you can imagine when two different antibiotics are mixed together and you think it’s the same.”
Health issues…… Brothers, there might be GM products in Nigeria. That’s why we are beginning to record cancer cases here too. It’s getting here. And if GM products are not labelled to give usage directives, road to six feet below gets nearer daily” opined ‘Gig’.