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WFP Rejects Nigeria Seeds Allegations

ABUJA - The World Food Programme (WFP) categorically denies a website story that it is or will distribute genetically modified seeds to farmers in Nigeria.

Our assistance consists only of food or cash for over a million people. All food distributed by WFP complies with local rules and regulations. It is tested and is safe to eat.

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WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

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Andre Vornic, WFP/Dakar, Tel. +221 33 849 6500, Mob. +221 77 639 4271