Tanzania embracing genetic engineering

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Co-operatives has started using genetic engineering to ‘modify’ seeds and control diseases that inhibit crop growth.

The announcement was made by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mohamed Muya at a news conference in Dar es Salaam.

Genetic engineering, used to produce genetically modified organisms (GMO) in agriculture and other fields, has led to an increase in crop yield globally.

“The ministry believes that the use of genetic engineering could help in combating the agricultural challenges caused by climate change such as drought, infection and harmful pets which among other things need insecticides to control them…” he said.

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