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GM foods becoming a reality in Kenya

By Gilbert arap Bor

This could be the big turning-point for biotechnology in agriculture: Deputy President William Ruto has announced that our country will lift its ban on genetically modified foods and has started the process of allowing the commercialisation of GM crops.

The importation ban will end in two months, following consultations within the government, as well as public hearings. Expected soon after will be the release of Bt maize and Bt cotton, following application to the National Biosafety Authority by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research... Read more

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