According to reports Comrade Madam Juliana Odey a.k.a Mama Cassava has passed away.
She reportedly died on 10th of December 2013.
Madam Juliana Odey is well known for her works as the Cross River State Coordinator of the Cassava Growers Association of Nigeria.
She is also recognized for her belief that “Nigeria and indeed the whole of Africa does not need GMOs!” Farmers can feed the world and she is ready to galvanize women in Nigeria to campaign against GMOs.
She was also involved in the campaign and mobilization of rural women on the benefits and need to cultivate cassava, a staple food crop consumed by people in Nigeria and in some other parts of Africa daily. In recent times, the biotech industry, the Bill Gates and their allies are doing everything within their power to drive Nigeria and the whole of Africa down the GM road, but their attempts have been faced with strong resistance.
Mama Cassava had been and is still one strong voice speaking firmly against the introduction of GMOs and in particular GM Cassava (a.k.a super cassava) in Nigeria.
She was also a loving and protective mother and an adoring and adored grandma. She was treasured by all her family, friends, allies and comrades.
May her soul Rest In Peace.