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Another country added to GMO bans: Kenya

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In July of 2011, Kenya was the fourth African country to allow the production and importation of GMO foods with the idea that these crops will be the silver bullet to eradicate poverty and boost crop yields.

But now Kenya is taking action against GMOs. Kenya has banned the importation of genetically modified foods citing insufficient scientific evidence and following growing safety concerns over the consumption of GMOs.

Click here to listen to Beth Mugo, Kenya’s Public Health Minister annouce the ban.

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Further reading:

Biotech scientists disagree on banhttp://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2012/11/27/scientists-kenyas-gmo-ban-will-cripple-research-deny-food-to-hundreds-of-thousands/

Kenyan farmers against GMOs/support organic farminghttp://www.naturalnews.com/032626_GMOs_Kenya.html

Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN): http://www.koan.co.ke/index.php 

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