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For Genetically Modified Foods or not, where do you Stand? Watch Nigerians respond on BattaBox



What do you know about Genetic Modified Organisms (GMOs) the technology that moves genes from one specie to the other? From an animal to a fruit, from a fruit to a vegetable or straight from the cow into the milk.

Would you eat chicken that was made from cassava, Pork that has the genes of a rat, Tomatoes made up of bacteria, Beef made from dogs?

Odunayo of BattaBox strolled through a bustling Lagos market to ask eager shoppers….What GMO food is and Dr Patrick Ijewere was on standby to educate us all on the dangers of eating what was not naturally grown.

“Do you know what GMO food is or are?” Odunayo puts the question to the streets.

“Even those things you think are fresh are contaminated, so I don’t see the big deal,” one woman said.

“I would prefer natural fruits, those without fertiliser but where will you get those? You will buy what is available,” another shopper responds.

“The idea that GMO foods are dangerous is just consumer fear,” one confident, educated man on the subject told Odunayo.

What do you think???

Do YOU mind eating corn that has been tampered with or apples that have received more injections than you, a human being?

Watch it here:


  1. Robert Wager

    October 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    If people want to learn about the real science of GE crops look up these three documents on line.
    “Planting the Future” by European Academies science Advisory Council 2013

    “Genetically Engineered Crops” National Academy of Sciences 2016

    “Impact of GE Crops on Farm Sustainability in the US” National Academy of Sciences 2012

  2. zed

    October 23, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    “Would you eat chicken that was made from cassava, Pork that has the genes of a rat, Tomatoes made up of bacteria, Beef made from dogs?”

    Seriously? Why is this a description of GMO’s?

    • Muse

      October 23, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Emmmm, because it’s Nigeria, and he’s a dokta #shinesteeth

      The tomatoes made up of bacteria is “kinda” true, but not exactly the way he presented it.

  3. Muse

    October 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    The world population is growing at a geometric rate, and the only way to feed the populace is using GM foods (at least for now), there are no scientific evidence that links diseases to GMO.

    The FG should insist that manufacturers should label their products appropriately (this would be a problem as most Nigerians do not even read labels on what they use), and they should also educate the public.

  4. Stephanie

    October 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Sorry but i cant do it. I will do all that is within my power to buy organic. Maybe even start my own farm

  5. Rahama

    October 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks BN for this. I’m so pleased you guys are raising awareness of GMO’s. The disadvantages are more than the advantages.

    • EE

      October 24, 2016 at 2:47 am

      Please educate us plebs on these “disadvantages”??

      What if I told you the disadvantages of human beings to the planet outweigh their advantage, what will be your angst then?

  6. Bill Cascadden

    October 26, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Same old lies! Please stop misleading people with false *facts*.

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