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Uganda’s President Museveni declines to sign GMO bill into law

Awesome. A president with some intestinal fortitude… read more about GMOs at our GMO page, main menu. See also the Glyphosate pages. They’re related. GMOs aren’t safe according to independent research & no they won’t feed the world as claimed, we need nature untampered with and less greed by agribiz … EnvirowatchRangitikei

From monitor.co.ug

President Museveni has declined to sign into law the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012.
The bill seeks to provide a regulatory framework that facilitates the safe development and application of biotechnology, research, development and release of genetically modified organisms.

Biotechnology is any technique that uses living organisms or substances from living organisms to make or modify a product, improve plant, animal breeds or micro-organisms for specific purposes while biosafety is the safe development, transfer, application and use of biotechnology and its products.

The Government of Uganda, through the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), is already conducting research on crop plants produced through modern biotechnology. The research aims at overwhelming chronic problems such as insect and disease epidemics, drought stress, and malnutrition.

Uganda which has a National Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy (2008) needed a law to guide implementation of this policy and before the improved varieties from biotechnology could be made available to farmers but the bill has since 2012 left the science world divided on the place of genetic engineering of crops and animals using modern science and the role of indigenous technology built over centuries by Africans.

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Photo: President Musevini, Wikipedia