Uganda must beware of GM foods

| | December 12, 2012
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 The government of Uganda is in final stages of introducing Genetically Modified (GM) crops in the country as a quick fix to the declining food production. The country already invests close to Shs1 billion annually in developing GM crops. GM crops are produced through use of suppressive techniques to artificially transfer genetic material from one organism to another to create a different variant.

In stark contrast, last week, the Kenyan government, after being the fourth African country to allow the importation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), after South Africa, Egypt and Burkina Faso, halted the importation of GM foods because they were uncertain of their health and environmental effects.

View the original article here: This country must not lose its organic market for GM foods

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