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Kenyan scientists lobby for GMO Bt cotton approval to cut pesticide use

Agatha Ngotho | 
Mwea cotton farmers in Kirinyaga have expressed concern over the high cost of pesticides. They say they have to dig ...
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Biotech crops could make Kenya major cotton producer again, government says

Abel Muhatia | 
Kenya has been losing at least 4,210 cotton farmers every year for the last 38 years due to low returns ...

Feeding Africa’s hungry countries may require ‘a dozen Green Revolutions’

Liam Condon | 
Despite agriculture’s progress in feeding more people on less land than at any time in history, there are still more ...

Counterfeit pesticides in Kenya threaten crop harvests and farmers’ health

Elizabeth Kivuva | 
[Kenya] is losing [millions of dollars] in revenue to unregistered agro-chemicals dealers and counterfeit pesticides, according to [the] Agrochemicals Association ...
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‘Kenya’s silver bullet’? How GMO insect resistant Bt corn could help farmers fight fall armyworm outbreak

Victor Amadala | 
Genetically modified maize, Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) could be Kenya’s silver bullet in the fight against Fall Armyworm which has so ...
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Kenya approves field trials of bollworm-resistant GMO cotton

Agatha Ngotho | 
The National Environment Management Authority [of Kenya] will approve performance trials for genetically modified cotton by [May]. Chief compliance officer ...
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Kenya field trail shows promise of GMO insect-resistant Bt corn to combat fall armyworm African invasion

Lewis Nyaundi | 
Scientists in [Kenya] have successfully tested genetically modified maize samples that are resistant to stem borer and are drought tolerant ...
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Kenyan oncologist: Shift health focus away from safe GMO foods to actual carcinogens — Like alcohol

David Makumi | 
[Editor's note: David Makumi is an oncologist and chairman of the Kenya Network of Cancer Organisations.] Every time the Health ...
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Kenya unveils first-ever GMO label, riling activists who want imports banned

Agatha Ngotho | 
The government has launched a genetically modified organism labelling mark that will be attached to food products on sale. Willy Tonui, ...
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Kenyan students promise demonstrations if GMO ban not lifted

Samuel Kisika | 
Students from five public universities have threatened to usher in the New Year with massive nationwide protests if the Jubilee ...

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

Agatha Ngotho | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. MPs have criticised a ...

Kenyan research on GM maize must reach farmers

Agatha Ngotho | 
Dr Murenga Mwimali is the country co-ordinator of Water Efficient Maize for Africa. He was interviewed by AGATHA NGOTHO You ...

Scientists call to lift Kenyan GMO ban, claim it affects HIV-Aids patients who need nutrition

Henry Kibira | 
A group of scientists from public universities and research centres has faulted the government for banning genetically modified foods. The scientists ...

Kenyan scientists call on government to lift ban on GMOs after retraction of Séralini study

John Muchangi | 
In response to the retraction of a study allegedly showing that consuming genetically modified corn causes tumor growth in rats, ...

Kenya: National Biosafety Authority to ensure GM foods’ safety

Agatha Ngotho | 
The following is an excerpt. Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Biosafety Authority ...

Scientists now raise fears on safety of GMOs

Dr Lubano Kizito of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said the human health is crucial and thus safety issues that ...
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