Seralini paper to blame for Kenya’s GMO ban

Kenya’s government has banned genetically modified (GM) organisms from entering the country, a move that reports say could result in a big negative impact on the country’s plans for biotechnology research and development.

The driving force behind the Kenyan government’s decision to bypass its own biotech watchdog and ban GM imports out of hand? The Seralini et al. GM rat study, possibly one of the most ill-received high-profile scientific publications in recent memory, with the possible exception of the “arsenic life” debacle.

And it’s not going to stop there, it seems. After 2011, when several African nations, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, appeared to be leaning toward allowing GM crops, now Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, also is reported to be reconsidering a pending biotechnology bill out of renewed concerns over GM technology.

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View the original article here: Seralini Paper Influences Kenya Ban of GMO Imports

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