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GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by lajoshua: 5:44am On Oct 15, 2016
Through its National Biosafety Management Agency,the Federal Government of Nigeria has issued a seven-day ultimatum to retail store giants, Shoprite and Next Cash ‘N’ Carry to withdraw any product that contains Genetically Modified Organisms from their stores or risk a total shutdown.

The Director-General, NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, said the complaints has come from the public about the sale of GMO foods in the two stores.
He stated, “Recently, we carried out a survey of likely GMO products and we have been able to have some collections, some materials that we call GMO suspects. We call them GMO suspects because we have not been able to ascertain their status.

“Why we have invited the superstores basically is for them to understand that some of their products need to be properly ascertained before they are brought in, especially the imported ones that may contain genetically modified materials, so that they will not run afoul of the law.

“There is a law in place. We will not want any segment of the society out of ignorance to act in manners that will infringe on the law. The Biosafety Management Act empowers the NBMA to regulate the activities of modern biotechnology and the use of genetically modified organisms.”

According to him, the agency will not be hesitant in shutting down stores found selling unregistered GMO products in the country.
Edegba encouraged representatives of the superstores to ensure that all GMO products on their shelves were duly registered by the agency by obtaining permits.

He said, “If they have any GMO food in their stores, they should withdraw them from their shelves within seven days. The NBMA will not hesitate to shut down those stores found selling GMO products. We will not want to see any GMO food in your stores. We urge you to comply with this Act.“We have taken samples, which we are analysing. This information is not peculiar to only the superstores. We are not threatening anybody, we are just telling you the consequences of dealing in GMO products if found in these stores. Within the next seven days, we believe you will withdraw from your shelves all foods that are derived from genetically modified organisms.”

The NBMA boss added, “Please, it is an advice and this advice is not without a legal backing. So we urge you to withdraw all GMO foods from your shelves and formalise your dealings by obtaining permits.

source:http://www.voiceofaudacity.com/2016/10/gmo-foods-fg-may-shut-shoprite-next.html

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Wizzyblack3(m): 5:48am On Oct 15, 2016
Shut them down bikonu..

I wan open my own store.

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by lajoshua: 5:55am On Oct 15, 2016
Wizzyblack3:
Shut them down bikonu..

I want open my own store.
lol..but seriously all these big stores affect the sales of the local market, any city they are located the local market suffers and the irony is the import even basic things such as fruits,pathetic. lalasticlala what do you think?? grin grin grin

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by jesse8048(m): 5:59am On Oct 15, 2016
They should educate the public about the dangers of GMO, cos if u shut down these ones others might still be selling behind closed doors.

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 6:21am On Oct 15, 2016
make them kuku close everything and starve us to death
I blame buhari undecided

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by ezechueze(m): 6:57am On Oct 15, 2016
OK
Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 7:16am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
make them kuku close everything and starve us to death

I blame buhari undecided
This one you ve been talking death since morning? O gini na eme?



See I'd rather kill myself than commit suicide

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 7:17am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
This one you ve been talking death since morning? O gini na eme?



See I'd rather kill myself than commit suicide
I've not eaten since last night nah.....abeg suicide is still okay......don't kill yourself oo shocked

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Pavore9: 7:17am On Oct 15, 2016
Local farmers should be encouraged to grow organically.

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 7:19am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
I've not eaten since last night nah.....abeg suicide is still okay......don't kill yourself oo shocked
What about your bf

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 7:20am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
What about your bf
my boyfriend nor dey here nah....he has travelled out of the country grin

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 7:23am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
my boyfriend nor dey here nah....he has travelled out of the country grin
All naija babe bf dey outside the country who are the guys here now dating undecided

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 7:26am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
All naija babe bf dey outside the country who are the guys here now dating undecided
I don't know about that ooo tongue
Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 7:34am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
I don't know about that ooo tongue
Can we have fun while the guy hustles in Obodo oyibo grin



Baby I've got the antidote for hunger grin


I will kill this one for you in the #Kitchen while you treat me well in #TheOtherRoom

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 7:36am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
Can we have fun while the guy hustles in Obodo oyibo grin



Baby I've got the antidote for hunger grin


I will kill this one for you in the #Kitchen while you treat me well in #TheOtherRoom
I'm not hungry again tongue

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 7:47am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
I'm not hungry again tongue
Haba I've made this sumptuous meals in the Kitchen for our consumption in #TheKitchen so duty calls in #TheOtherRom

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by lajoshua: 8:05am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
I'm not hungry again tongue
Mujaheeeden:
Haba I've made this sumptuous meals in the Kitchen for our consumption in #TheKitchen so duty calls in #TheOtherRom
Aunty and Uncle...how far na...dey send una come my thread this morning grin grin grin grin

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 8:07am On Oct 15, 2016
lajoshua:


Aunty and Uncle...how far na...dey send una come my thread this morning grin grin grin grin
nor be me oo.....na that uncle dey ask me questions cry tongue
Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 8:09am On Oct 15, 2016
lajoshua:


Aunty and Uncle...how far na...dey send una come my thread this morning grin grin grin grin
Good morning bro

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 8:10am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
nor be me oo.....na that uncle dey ask me questions cry tongue
don't put it on me. You were doing iyanga for me

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by lajoshua: 8:11am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
nor be me oo.....na that uncle dey ask me questions cry tongue
Lolllllllllllll angry angry angry tongue tongue

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 8:11am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
don't put it on me. You were doing iyanga for me
but uncle.....why are you lying nah tongue
Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by lajoshua: 8:13am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
Good morning bro
morning ...how far grin grin grin wink

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 8:15am On Oct 15, 2016
lajoshua:

morning ...how far grin grin grin wink
We are still in recession

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 8:15am On Oct 15, 2016
lajoshua:
Lolllllllllllll angry angry angry tongue tongue
tongue tongue tongue tongue
Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 8:15am On Oct 15, 2016
lajoshua:
Lolllllllllllll angry angry angry tongue tongue
tongue tongue tongue tongue
Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 8:16am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
but uncle.....why are you lying nah tongue
I've never Lied before

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 8:19am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
tongue tongue tongue tongue
Why are you pouting undecided

Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by lajoshua: 8:23am On Oct 15, 2016

Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Nobody: 8:23am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
Why are you pouting undecided
izzit your pouting

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by lajoshua: 8:25am On Oct 15, 2016
Mujaheeeden:
We are still in recession
grin grin grin grin..ehen so you believe them

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Re: GMO Foods: Shoprite, Next Superstores May Be Shut Down By The Federal Government by Mujaheeeden: 8:26am On Oct 15, 2016
suzan404:
izzit your pouting
where iz ur pix on dat ur dp kiss it looks lovely

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