African Union is working on guidelines on the use of GMOs in the continent

Published Sep 2, 2021

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The guidelines for the use of genetically modified (GM) crops across the continent being developed within the African Union are drawing criticism from campaigners and activists. Cultures that are still very little adopted in Africa. Indeed, so far only seven countries - South Africa, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya and Sudan - have approved commercial production of genetically modified crops, mainly cotton. resistant to insects, writes the African Union (AU) in a draft report on its proposed guidelines (Read also: Africa, the new frontier for GM crops?). For Peace Mutuwa of the AU's Agriculture and Rural Development Unit, the guidelines aim to protect consumers and countries from unintentional consumption of genetically modified products. "The food, feed and environmental safety controversy surrounding genetic engineering technology in particular makes the continental guidelines extremely important," said the AU draft report seen by Reuters. While proponents of ...
Source: Commodafrica
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