Kenya will approve biotech crops on case-by-case basis, three months after proposing to lift GMO ban

Afrikansiche Baumwolle

Kenyans are still waiting on the Government’s decision as to whether it will lift the ban on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), almost three months after promising to do so.

The Cabinet was last month expected to give a defining verdict on whether to lift the ban on GMOs that was imposed in 2012 or not following a controversial study that alleged GMOs cause cancer.

All indications were that the Cabinet was likely to give the nod to the controversial technology as the country grapples with continued perennial food shortage.

But the Government now says the lifting of the ban will instead be considered on a case by case basis, with the focus being solely on genetically modified (BT) cotton.

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