BreakingNews 23/11/16: Nothing like plastic rice in Nigerian markets -NABDA boss

[ Masterweb Reports: Zakariyya Adaramola reports ] - The Director General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof Lucy Ogbadu, has said there is nothing like plastic rice in Nigerian markets, describing the video which was circulating on social media as falsehood.
 
She disclosed this on Wednesday at the November edition of Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) which was held in Abuja.
 
The NABDA boss said there was no reason why that could be possible.
 
Prof. Ogbadu said: "We do not believe in the story of plastic rice production. One, producing rice from plastic would be very, very expensive and no business man would venture into it. Two, I have gone around and around and did not see any plastic rice in the markets or anywhere else. All the rice I saw did not look plastic.”
 
"Some people, I believe, are only trying to scare away consumers of rice from certain rice brands", she said.
 
According to the Professor of Microbiology, Nigerians should not panic as the plastic rice story was false.
 
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