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Kenya BANS All GMO Monsanto Foods!

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Nov 27, 2012 by idahopicker

Kenya bans GMOs
Thursday 22 November 2012

The Kenyan government has banned imports of genetically modified organisms over health fears. On Wednesday, Health Minister Beth Mugo announced a ban on foods containing GM ingredients, effective immediately, pending tests on the health effects of the foods.

Ms Mugo said health officials would ensure GM foods are removed from sale while tests are ongoing. She said, “My ministry wishes to clarify the decision was based on genuine concerns that adequate research had not been done on GMOs and scientific evidence provided to prove the safety of these foods.”

The health minister added, “Where there is apprehension and uncertainty regarding the safety of food products, precaution to protect the health of the people must be undertaken.”

A French study released in September linked consumption of GM maize to development of cancer in rats. However, since the study’s release, its reliability has been the subject of much debate. Although many scientists have criticised the study, released by researchers at the University of Caen, the Soil Association’s head of policy Peter Melchett said the team used the same methods regulators require in their licensing processes.

Research organisations in the EU have called for more transparent testing of GM crops, in order to establish once and for all whether adverse environmental and health effects can arise from using the crops.



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    • Termite

      Way to go Kenya ! Not many brave enough in the world’s other countries to actually do what is right for their people when it involves the almighty dollar.
      KUDOS KENYA.

    • Sleepers Awake

      Kenya bans GMOs, yet that’s exactly what they’re receiving in their food aid shipments.

      • Anonymous

        Duh! That is why they are banning the GMO poison “foods”.

    • Cap-Z-ro

      Are the immigration laws very strict in Kenya ?

    • boogieman

      Monsanto = Evil Corporate Giants. However, evil corporations and GMO’s shouldn’t be confused … GMO’s will become absolutely essential when the world becomes grossly underpopulated, and affected by global warming. Think about it … it took millions and millions of years before the human population tipped 1 billion people in 1806. In just over two hundred years, the population exceeded 7 billion. In 20 to 50 years – how are we going to feed the world? Who volunteers to go without? We might as well get started on GMO to iron out all of the difficulties and problems, so when we need it, we know what to do with it.

    • Wonkadelica

      Oh, there goes our Kenyan president fexing his globalist muscles again! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • mikehock

      Of course Kenya can’t be poisoned by Monsanto-not king Obama”s birthplace! He can’t betray his homeland. Besides, there’s a lot more destruction to be done right here at the moment.

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