food in ghana View Full ArticleGhanaian cuisine is the national cuisine of Ghana. There are diverse traditional dishes from each ethnic group, tribe and clan from the north to the south and from the east to west. Foods also vary according to the season, time of the day, and occasion. Ghanaian main dishes unlike other cunalyes, are organized around a starchy staple such as rice, fufu, banku/etew, kenkey/dokonu, tuozafi, dzidzii, akplidzii, yakeyake, eto, akyeke, etc. with which a sauce or soup saturated with fish, snails, meat or mushrooms is served.
The typical Ghanaian staples in the south include cassava and plantain. In the northern parts of the country, their main staples include millet and sorghum. Yam, maize and beans are used across the country as staple foods. Crops such as peanuts and cocoyam are also important in the local cuisine. With the advent of modernization and colonialism, imported crops such as rice and wheat have been increasingly incorporated in Ghanaian cuisine. The foods below represent the different dishes made out of these staple foods.
Some of the main starchy dishes are:
Other popular dishes include ampesie (boiled ....
A Ghanaian priest has warned his followers against consuming Genetically Modified (GM) foods, saying these were not only harmful but upset God's divine plan for the world.
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Prophet Emmanuel Gregory Awayevu Akpanya said efforts by the world to solve food shortages and nutritional deficiency through what he called "artificial duress", constituted a revolt against God.
GM foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) refers to crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques. The plants are modified in the laboratory to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides or improved nutritional content.
The Ghanaian priest told the local media on Tuesday that the advent of GM foods was similar to the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, where the people decided to build a tower to challenge God's wisdom.
Stretching his arguments beyond religion, Prophet Akpanya said such a diabolical phenomena would distort and destroy the eco system with hazardous consequences and that it was important for developing countries to appreciate nature instead of tampering with it by grafting "both human and plant lives".
"We must eschew confusion of human lives and the vegetation accessories of the eco-system provided by God and exist humbly. We must call a spade, a spade, a female, a female, a male, a male and a plant, a plant rather than calling man, a plant only to call that plant, sooner or later a man," he said.
He called on African governments to promote and enforce the production of organic farming in order to preserve human life and obey God's natural order.
The priest urged African governments particularly that of Ghana, to re-visit state farms concept, which he believes would help to create employment and ensure food security.
Recently in the Ghanaian newspapers, a German Scientist, Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher, was reported cautioning strongly against the patronage of GM foods.
GM foods have made a big splash in the news lately. Environmental organisations across the world and public interest groups have been actively protesting against GM foods.
Globally, 13 countries grew genetically-engineered crops commercially in 2000, and of these, the US produced the majority, with about 68% of all GM crops were grown being grown by US farmers. In comparison, Argentina, Canada and China produced only 23%, 7% and 1%, respectively.
Other countries that grew commercial GM crops in 2000 are
Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Spain, and Uruguay.MORE
By: Jennifer Hue
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