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Biosafety authority wants ban on GMO imports lifted

Kenya is expected to lift the ban on imports of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in the next three months after the biosafety authority recommended an end to the four-year freeze.

National Biosafety Authority (NBA) chief executive Willy Tunoi says the regulator has advised Parliament and the Executive on the need to lift the ban that was imposed in 2012.

This would end the restrictions on GM maize that have locked out major exporters including South Africa from the Kenyan market, which faces frequent grain deficits.

Millers say GM maize is 30 per cent cheaper than... Read more

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