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The Cabinet Led By William Ruto Removes The Ban On Genetically Modified Crops (GMO) In The Country

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A moratorium on genetically modified organisms has been repealed by the government, allowing for the importing and growing of GMO crops.

State House Kenya reported yesterday that the restriction imposed in November 2012 had been removed during a Cabinet meeting presided over by President William Ruto.

The government announced that unrestricted growing and importing of white (GMO) maize is now permitted following the removal of the prohibition.

Cabinet vacated its earlier decision of November 8, 2012, prohibiting the open cultivation of genetically modified crops and the importation of food crops and animal feed products in accordance with the recommendation of the Task Force to Review Matters Relating to Genetically Modified Foods and Food Safety and in fidelity with the guidelines of the National Biosafety Authority on all applicable international treaties, including the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB).

Open growing and importing of White (GMO) Maize is now approved by the executive decision.

The decision made today; according to the government, is a result of a previous Cabinet resolution from December 19, 2019, which approved the commercialization of Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) Cotton Hybrids in Kenya.

These hybrids are a genetically modified variety of cotton that are resistant to African Bollworm, the most destructive and pervasive pest in cotton framing; the statement said.

Kenyans on Twitter had different reactions to this news:-

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