The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Importation of GMOs Banned

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Drought persists, as Kenyan legislators differ on genetically modified maize.

The government has banned the importation of GMOS citing insufficient scientific evidence on the safety of the food. Public Health minister Beth Mugo says the government has commissioned a task force to carry out research on GMO safety before lifting the ban. She has directed health officers at all border points to effect the ban.

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