HOMEF conducted a follow-up survey of our markets, revisiting cities earlier surveyed and a few others to check the presence of genetically modified products and to further increase awareness on their implications. The survey identified food products which are clearly labeled as:

  1. being produced with genetic engineering/genetic modification
  2. containing genetically modified ingredients

The survey also took note of herbicides sold in markets across the nation which contain glyphosate, that in addition to being linked with cancer, is implicated in the destruction of biodiversity as seen in the reduced population of bees.

The survey was carried out in November and December 2019 in 9 major cities and at least 10 shops/ supermarkets were visited per city. In addition to checking whether or not food products were made of genetic engineering or contained genetically modified ingredients, the survey took note of the companies producing the items and in what countries they are produced.

The survey records the manufacturing and expiry dates on products.

Cities in which survey was carried out

  • Lagos, Lagos State
  • Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Abuja, FCT
  • Kano, Kano
  • Benin City, Edo State
  • Calabar, Cross Rivers State
  • Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Enugu, Enugu State
  • Warri, Delta State

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