GM CROPS WON’T HELP AFRICAN FARMERS THE UK’S ENVIRONMENT MINISTER SAYS GM CROPS WILL HELP COMBAT HUNGER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. BUT OWEN PATERSON IS WRONG

Last week we heard that Owen Paterson, the UK’s environment minister, is claiming that GM crops are necessary to help address hunger in developing countries, and that it would be immoral for Britain not to help developing countries to take…

GMO CORN SHIPMENT STIRS CONCERN AND ANGER IN KENYA

Kenyan civil society groups and small-scale farmers are outraged at the arrival of 40,000 tonnes of South African genetically modified (GMO) maize into Kenya through the Port of Mombassa earlier this year. The Kenyan Biodiversity…

KENYAN UNDER FIRE FOR ALLOWING IMPORT OF GMOS

Kenya's environmental and food security activists have called on the Government to shun genetically modified (GM) foods, and instead support organic agriculture practiced by most small-scale farmers. In June, the Government gave a…

AFRICA IS NOT A PLACE FOR GMOS

AFRICA is not a place for GMOs, says African Biodiversity Network advocacy coordinator Anne Maina.Commenting on calls by Zambian stakeholders for government to open debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country following Kenya’s…

KENYANS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT THEY EAT

In 2010, the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC) issued an alert over the importation of a consignment of 3.2 million bags of 100 per cent GMO maize from South Africa at a time when Kenya had a bumper harvest.The coalition raised…

CONTROVERSY OVER GMO MAIZE IMPORT DEEPENS

The government says genetically modified (GMO) foods remain outlawed despite reports that a consignment of about 40,000 tonnes of South African maize produced through the technology was lying at Mombasa port.“We are aware…

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…

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…

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…