Kenya Receives Gates Foundation Grant for GMO Education

Kenya will soon receive a $3 million grant from the Gates Foundation to provide education and knowledge about GE crops in Africa. The grant has been given specifically to the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), a group that will provide the environment for decision making about these crops. African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) executive director, Dr Dennis Kyetere, hopes this new education about GE crops will clear up some of the negative perceptions surrounding them, but opponents of GMOs in Kenya believe that there is still not enough regulation in place to prevent indigenous plants from being contaminated by GE crops. 

Read more about Kenya’s new grant from the Gates Foundation here:

http://www.the-star.co.ke/national/national/74422-grants-to-boost-gm-technology

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