Kenya: Biotech supporters lobby to overturn ban

The following is an edited excerpt.

The supporters of biotechnology have launched a new offensive to overturn last November’s Cabinet decision purporting to ban imports of genetically engineered foods.

The pro-GMO lobby knows very well the ban never amounted to anything but is sparing no efforts to overturn it nonetheless.

The lobby’s strategy has so far been aimed at showing that the decision was ill-conceived, particularly because it was influenced by an allegedly flawed scientific study by eminent French molecular biologist, Prof Gilles-Eric Seralini.The lobby has repeatedly asserted that Seralini’s study was dismissed by scientists in his own country, but has carefully omitted to acknowledge that a larger body of French scientists publicly supported the study and harshly condemned the attacks on Seralini.

Related article:  Republished Seralini GM corn toxicity study now 'infamous' for poor quality

Read the original article in its entirety here: Why is this lobby in such a frenzy to overturn GMOs ban that never was?


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