Nnacheta Okafor

Garri doesn’t cause goitre, poor eyesight – Prof Okafor

Garri doesn’t cause goitre, poor eyesight – Prof Okafor

A Professor of Biochemical Toxicology from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Polycarp Nnacheta Okafor, has taken time to refute long-held assumptions that the consumption of garri and other cassava products has negative effects on eyesight and cause goitre. Prof. Okafor cleared the air on the theories on the negative effects of the metabolism of cassava cyanide while delivering the 52nd inaugural lecture of the University at her Senator Anyim Pius Anyim Auditorium. In his lecture titled, “Metabolism of Cassava Cyanide and Jim Jones Cyanide in Humans”, Prof. Okafor noted that while it is true that cassava cyanide…
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