Entries by mumbi

KENYAN LOBBYISTS REJECT GMO FOOD FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Importation of genetically modified food to stabilise food prices in Kenya has revived an old debate on safety of the products, with lobbyists pitted against each other. Anne Maina of the African Bio-diversity Network says the introduction of patented seeds and related chemicals into Kenya’s farming systems threatens the country’s agricultural practices, its livelihoods, the […]

KENYAN FARMERS IN PROTEST OVER MONSANTO’S GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN

Newscast Media NAIROBI, Kenya — On Friday July 8, Kenya’s environmental and food security activists called on the government to recognize and support organic agriculture practiced by most small scale farmers to avoid imports of genetically modified (GM) foods. The Kenyan government in June gave a go-ahead to the nation’s grain millers to import genetically […]

KENYA 4TH AFRICAN NATION TO EMBRACE MONSANTO’S GMOS

Joining South Africa, Burkina Faso and Egypt, Kenya is now the fourth African country to allow importing of genetically modified foods. Kenya’s move towards GMOs comes as many countries across the continent are rallying against the risks genetically modified crops pose to the health of African people and its land. But, Kenyan officials and Monsanto, the biotech giant […]