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September 16th, 2019 / KBC, Kenya

The Kenyan government should embrace the use of biotechnology in order to boost food security.

According to scientists, the ban of Genetically Modified (GM) technology imposed in the country in 2012 has been the biggest obstacle to food sustainability.

The scientists have for the last ten years been carrying out successful Confined Field Trials (CFT) for the BT maize in the country but the ban on GM foods as well as lack of approval by National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) for National Performance Trials (NPT) is slowing the technology. Read more …