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May 2nd, 2018 / New Vision, Uganda

Agricultural Scientists have called for a review of the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation in “The national biosafety act 2017”.

They say the recommendations are too restrictive, arguing that it might lead into a bad law that is likely to stifle efforts of Ugandan scientists from advancing in their work of research for the benefit of Ugandans and the world.

Addressing journalists in Kampala, the director Topical Institute of Development Innovations, Clet Masiga said the recommendations need to be reviewed if Uganda is to adopt use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

He said this is wrong because the use of GMOs is very crucial especially in the present times of climate change and increasing populations, adding that any delay in adopting agricultural innovations will lead to more hunger leading to more malnourished children and death among Ugandans. Read more