Tanzanian government says country is ready for GMO crops

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The Permanent Secretary of Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Honorable Florens Turuka has vouched for the country’s readiness to transact business on GM crops. Speaking at the launch of the ISAAA Global Report on Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops(2015), Honorable Turuka said the government intends to revolutionize agriculture by introducing biotech crops to improve the quality of yields.

. . . . Prof. Gerald Monela, Vice Chancellor, Sokoine University of Agriculture, the host of the event, echoed Hon. Turuka’ sentiments, adding that the country has the required capacity for research on GM crops.

“Our experts here at the university will follow internationally accepted guidelines to conduct the research on GM crops.” Prof. Monela urged the public not to worry and asked leaders “who because of misinformation, might have said inaccurate things, that have instilled fear in the public to reassure them of the safety standards in place.”

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