Kenyan MP: EU’s draft bill on GMOs ‘intended to make Africa remain in subsistence farming’

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MPs have criticised a bill at the EU Parliament urging G8 member states not to support GMO research and cultivation in Africa.

Mt Elgon MP John Serut said he reads malice in the proposed draft bill on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

“This is very mischievous and it looks like it is intended to make Africa remain in subsistence farming,” said Serut a member of the agriculture committee.

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The bill has been drafted and sponsored by the Committee on Development in the EU parliament and it claims that the technology is not good for Africa.

The MPs and biotechnology experts noted that the success of this motion will lead to termination of most Africa based research and development for GM crops.

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He called for support from the Kenya’s legislatures by writing a formal protest letter to the EU Parliament.

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“Interestingly, there is no single word in the Bill that touches on export of GM products to Africa,” he said.

Read full, original post: MPs oppose an EU Parliament proposed draft Bill on GM crops

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