Call for single, centralized body to regulate GMOs across Africa

(Summary)

“Africa needs a centralized body to help it overcome the lack of scientific capacity,” says a study in the journal Food PolicyAll Africa reported on the study, saying that there is a lack of consensus in Africa about the regulation of GMOs, and this “partly explains why the technology has yet to significantly improve food security.” The study examined 300 entities in six African countries involved in GM technology, from research institutes to government bodies, and found widely varying opinions and policy measures regarding GMOs. To overcome these challenges, the study recommended that Africa “could adopt a shared and cetralized approach” to GMOs, similar to that in the European Union. However, All Africa reported, trying to adopt such a centralized approach comes with its own challenges: “local wishes and priorities clashing with those of other nations and the regional body.”

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