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Tanzania: Government to endorse GM maize trials soon?

| | September 16, 2013
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LOCAL seeds experts are optimistic about government move to allow field trials of genetically engineered maize which has already proved successful in confined laboratory trials at Makutupora in Dodoma region.

Mikocheni Agriculture Research Institute (MARI) Principal Research Officer, Dr Alois Kullaya told the ‘Sunday News’ during the week that although it has taken many years to change regulations barring field trials of GM maize, progress is being made to that effect. He hoped that implementation of the plan may come true before end of this year.

“I hope a decision will be made soon, probably this year, I am very optimistic,” said Dr Kullaya.

Read the full, original story here: “Africa: Government to endorse GM maize trials soon?”



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