Ugandans need law that bans GMOs, not promotes them

The following is an excerpt.

I was compelled to write this article after learning that the government passed the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy in 2008 and is now in advanced stages of passing the Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 commonly known as the GMO law, specifically to promote Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Uganda.

Why is the Bill neglecting the role of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries? Uganda clearly has a comparative and competitive advantage in organic agriculture. In the current form, this Bill will hamstring Uganda’s competitiveness and kill jobs.

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