ABUJA, NIGERIA -
A renowned Nigerian Medical Scientist, Professor (Prince) Philip Njemanze has warned on the dangers inherent in genetically modified crops being distributed to farmers in the country and other parts of Africa, noting that the process constitutes a great danger to health, the environment and procreation.
Professor Njemanze affirmed this situation while speaking at the first 2012 Forum of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Abuja. The theme of his presentation was: Food Security or Biological Imperialism in Africa: New Frontiers for Depopulation Agenda.
The programme was attended by dignitaries from all stakeholders groups including members of the National Assembly, government agencies, representatives of Non-Governmental organizations (NGO’s) and the medical profession, priests, religious and officers of the Justice, Development and Peace/Caritas Nigeria. It was organized by the Think Tank Desk of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria in conjunction with the office of the Health Secretary and moderated by Rev. Fr. Zacharia Samjumi, Director of Church and Society, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN)
According to the internationally acclaimed Neuroscience expert, the project – Bill Gates “Innovation in Agriculture”, under the aegis of the Melinda Gates Foundation, and channelled through proxy donor agencies has the hidden agenda of depopulating Africa, through a scientific process which in the long run will have negative effects on human fertility, reproduction and other health and environmental hazards which are detrimental to economic and human growth of Africa
Professor Njemanze, who is also a Director of Chidicon Centre for Advanced Research, Owerri, Imo State, stated that genetically modified foods are dangerous and constitute a Greek Gift from the Western World aimed at putting Africa in perpetual bondage. He noted that this new development was devised by the Western world as a result of the loss of their grip on the global industrial economy caused by stiff competition from the Asian Tigers and other developing countries of the world.
Expatiating further, Professor Njemanze stated: “Bill Gates “Innovation in Agriculture” entails replacing five most important native African food crops (Yam, Maize, Cassava, Millet, Sorghum) with genetically engineered species, known as Genetically-Modified Crops” He continued; “The seeming goodness in this innovation is the disproved assumption that genetically-modified crops will produce better yields capable of withstanding harsh environmental and biological (pest) factors.”
The guest speaker pointed out that “Accepting Bill Gates replacement of native crops with genetically modified crops portends grave danger,” emphasizing: “Specifically, family and national food security will depend entirely on the whims and caprices of the owners of the genetically-codified crops.”
While calling on government and other stakeholders to legitimately forestall the imminent consequences of genetically codified-crops, Prince Njemanze further warned: “Also, natural ecosystems and soil biology will be contaminated and overtime replaced by artificially-introduced organisms, compromising crop productivity and environmental integrity. He added: “Scarier still, is the reported trans-species movement of genetic materials from Bill Gates crops to animals (milk) and possibly humans with ominous implications for health and procreation.”