Harvard professor urges Ugandans to embrace ag biotech

The following is an edited excerpt.

During a recent speech, Professor Calestous Juma, the Director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project at Harvard University urged the Ugandan parliament to pass a biotechnology bill that would pave the way for the introduction of GM crops.

“Biotechnology and genetic engineering have the potential to do for agriculture what mobile technology has done for the communications sector in Africa however it would be dangerous to adopt GMOs without clear flexible and supportive biotechnology regulations. Therefore I ask the Ugandan Parliament to pass the Biotechnology Bill,” Calestous told his audience.

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