Scientists now raise fears on safety of GMOs

| May 11, 2012
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Dr Lubano Kizito of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said the human health is crucial and thus safety issues that need to be talked about. “The many departments or ministries that exist in government is part of the problem in coordinating health issues to do with GMO foods,” Kizito said. Kenya Plant of Health Inspectorate Services managing director Dr James Onsando earlier led in assuring stakeholders that Kenya had the capacity to deal with safety issues given the personnel, infrastructure and legal avenues already available. The scientists were speaking during an indoor biotechnology workshop at a weeklong science, technology and innovation exhibition at the KICC. Onsando said: “For those who say that we have no capacity, the capacity is robust.”

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