Approve the planting of GM Beans in Nigeria before it is too late

Approve the planting of GM Beans in Nigeria before it is too late

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Hannah Nnadi started this petition to The Nigerian Government

The federal government of Nigeria has slated June 2019 as the time limit to decide whether to allow the introduction of genetically modified beans into the Nigerian food chain. But activists are challenging this development.

Why We Must Sign This Petition:

Last year, the death of hundreds of Nigerians was traced to the over spraying of chemicals on our local beans because of the amount of pests which attack this beans on the field and in storage. Beans (Cowpea) from Nigeria cannot be exported for health concerns. The modified bean does not require the overdose of chemicals responsible for killing innocent and unsuspecting Nigerians.

Lucky for us Nigerian scientists saw this epidemic ahead of time and started working on a solution at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In 2018, after 9 years of research, they announced the Bt. Cowpea; a genetically modified local bean variety, which cannot be attacked by pests and drastically, reduces the use of pesticides on beans during the growth and development period.

We must support this innovation for Nigerians by Nigerians.

What you should do:

Just sign and share this petition to:

1.    Get the Nigerian government to accept and release this beans for our consumption

2.    Prevent more Nigerians from dying from the consumption of chemicals

3.    Promote our home-grown innovative technology so that Nigeria does not become a dumping ground for unregulated GMOs

4.    Get farming to be a profitable profession for our beans farmers and help them reduce the input costs

5.    To encourage Nigerian scientists to continue to develop innovative ideas and technologies that will make Nigeria a food secure country and a leading economy in Africa and the Globe.

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