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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fears allayed on GMOs in regional agriculture

By Bernard Muthaka, Citizen Correspondent, Kampala

A study by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) has allayed fears that introducing genetic technology in agriculture may lead to market losses.

It indicates that even should such products be rejected, the decline in exports from the three East African countries would be insignificant. More...


The issue of genetically modified products has several implications ranging from ethical, health to financial reasons. Some may be for, some against it. As far as economic reasons go; On one hand, farmers may be able to obtain more produce in a smaller peace of land over a short period of time, but on the other there is fears that these products may not be readily acceptable in the regional market as COMESA's study suggests. What's your take on this?

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