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Kenya to import genetically modified maize

Although current laws prohibit growing genetically modified (GM) crops in Kenya,  in light of drought conditions that the United Nations has stated are "the 60 years," the Kenyan government recently approved the import of GM maize from South Africa.

The maize must be clearly labeled, not used as seed, and certified by the National Biosafety Authority. According to a article, this decision has sparked a controversy among scientists and politicians as to whether Kenya has suitable testing facilities for GM crops and if they are a necessary (and longer-term) solution to solving food security issues.

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