Zimbabwe: Anti-GMO sentiment blocks import of inexpensive maize

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Poultry producers have appealed to the Agricultural Marketing Authority to review the ban on the imports of genetically modified maize saying it was severely affecting the industry. The producers said the cost of production has increased due to the shortage of grain. It now costs up to US$400 to import a tonne of maize up from between US$120 and US$150 per tonne. Poultry producers said they could only import non-GMO maize that is expensive. Karoi poultry producer, Mrs Enerdy Tsoro said the increase in cost of production would affect the small holder producer.

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