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CSOs back Museveni on GMO bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organisations have hailed President Museveni for not assenting to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012. In a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, the President proposed that the inventor of genetic material be held liable for any harm that their …

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Planting seeds of regime change

How GMO seeds and Monsanto are driving US policy in Venezuela | Whitney Webb | As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatisation and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil …

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GMO law fight not over

Civil society excited but frustrated scientists pin hope on Museveni Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan civil society is celebrating a new law that seeks to regulate the development and application of biotechnology. But it is cautious celebration – until President Yoweri Museveni signs it into law. The objective of …

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Parliament approves GMO Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has finally passed a Bill intended to provide a regulatory framework that facilitates the safe development and application of biotechnology in Uganda. The Bill, formerly called the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 has now been renamed the Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill 2018 following …

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`Incredible’ GMO banana with edible skin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fruit farmers in Okayama, Japan, have managed to make peeling a banana optional by developing a special variety with edible skin. The peel of their “Mongee Banana” is not particularly tasty, but it is considerably thinner and far less bitter than that of regular …

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Uganda’s GMO bill to be retabled

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah has directed the Minister of Science and Technology Elioda Tumwesigye to retable the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 which President Yoweri Museveni declined to sign into law. The bill which seeks to provide a regulatory …

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THIS WEEK: Impasse over GMO Bill

THIS WEEK: Impasse over GMO Bill Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The nation’s scientists are embroiled in arguments for and against the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 commonly known as the GMO Bill. Last month, President Museveni rejected the bill and wrote a letter to the Speaker saying …

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