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August 16th, 2017 / Sunrise

thumb.aspxResearchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands have concluded that over 5,500 Ugandans could have died because of food shortages arising from delays to enact the Biosafety and Biotechnology law. The study, published July 31 in PLOS One journal, used modelling to calculate how delays in the introduction of three GM crops — cooking bananas (Matooke) resistant to black Sigatoka for Uganda, and biotech insect-resistant cow pea and maize in Kenya, Nigeria, Niger and Benin have adversely impacted lives in those countries – a reminder to policymakers that their actions have real consequences to the lives of millions. Read more