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Kenya: The GM debate is more than about biosafety

| | May 15, 2012
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This month, after almost a decade of intense debate, Kenya is expected to become the third country in Sub-Saharan Africa – after South Africa and Burkina Faso – to approve the commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops. Other countries are not far behind. By 2015, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda and could all be growing GM crops such as maize, rice, wheat, sorghum and cotton, according to a report published by the industry-sponsored International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).

View the original article here: Kenya: The GM Debate Is More Than About Biosafety – AllAfrica.com

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