The recent Cabinet ban on the importation of GM foods citing health risks was unfortunate. It was clear proof that we are still sceptical about the role of science in economic growth. I fully support the Cabinet’s concern on the rising cases of cancer. However, this should be investigated holistically without pointing fingers at GM foods. It should be noted that genetic modification, which is the application of scientific knowledge to transfer beneficial genetic traits from one species to another to obtain desired results, is not alien science.
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