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Tanzania biotech debate heats up

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – The government has been advised to play its part by creating conducive environment so as to enable local researchers to do their job on the merit and shortcoming of biotech crops.

The adoption of biotech crops has been a contentious debate in Tanzania. Scientists say the technology has no health effects as it has been propagated by activists while policy makers are hesitant to make a decision either way.

The ongoing debate has caused panic among many farmers who due to bad weather have suffered poor harvests.

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National Biotechnology Development Agency
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International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications
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