Kenya Bans GMO Imports

The government has banned the importation of genetically modified crops until a task force can carry out more research into their effects on human health.

  • Kenya:  Importation of GMOs Banned

    The Star, 21 November 2012

    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 ... read more »

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  • Kenya:  Mugo to Hold Conference On the Ban of Gmo's

    The Star, 21 November 2012

    Public health Minister Beth Mugo is this morning expected to hold a press conference on the ban of GMO foods in the country. This comes amid rising fears that there could be many ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Consumers Warned On Food Additives

    The Star, 20 October 2012

    THE Consumer Federation of Kenya has called upon Kenyans to be wary of the food they consume in the wake of fears that certain foodstuff additives may be a health safety threat. read more »

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

  • Kenya:  Label GMO Foods to Protect Consumers, Urge Activists

    The Star, 17 October 2012

    CIVIL society groups yesterday petitioned the government to ensure that genetically modified food in the country is labelled to protect consumers. read more »

  • Kenya:  Kamar Calls for Public Education On GMOs

    The Star, 9 August 2012

    HIGHER Education minister Margaret Kamar yesterday challenged the National Biosafety Authority to embark on public education to demystify misconceptions surrounding modern ... read more »

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