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COMMENT: GMO technology in Uganda

Not about profits and interests of multinational companies COMMENT | MICHAEL J SSALI | The recent article in The Independent magazine (October 31 2017) titled “Tears and Cheers over New GMO Law” left me, as a farmer and a science journalist, disappointed. It carried negative and misleading sentiments about agricultural biotechnology. …

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Sale of genetically modified salmon in Canada alarms environmentalists

Montreal, Canada | AFP |Environmentalists charged Monday that genetically modified salmon are being marketed in Canada without warning labels and called on supermarkets to withdraw them from sale. “The first genetically modified animals have arrived in the market and Canadian consumers are becoming, unwittingly, the first guinea pigs,” said Thibault …

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Uganda Govt insists GMO bill has to be passed

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa| The Uganda government says it is determined to ensure that the Biotech Bill is passed into law to facilitate safe development and application of biotechnology in the country. The National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012, is now before parliament for debate amidst protest from the opponents of the …

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Jury awards $218 mn to farmers in Syngenta GMO corn lawsuit

Chicago, United States | AFP |  A US federal jury on Friday ordered Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta to pay nearly $218 million to 7,000 Kansas farmers after selling them genetically-modified corn seeds not approved for export to China. The farmers suffered profound economic damage in 2013 when Chinese authorities refused …

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UBBC asks parliament to pass GMO bill

The Uganda Biotechnology and Bio safety Consortium (UBBC) has called on Parliament to pass the GMO bill  before its expiry this month. “There is no technology without side effects, neither have I had anyone dying of genetically modified goods. All we want is a regulatory system to measure what is …

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