Kenya’s Public Health Minister, Beth Mugo, recently announced the country’s decision to ban importation of all GMO foods due to inadequate scientific evidence proving the safety of the foods. Mugo noted that:
“Consequently, the government has decided that until such an informed policy decision is made, all GMO food imports are completely banned. All relevant government agencies have according been instructed to immediately comply with this directive and enforce the ban on importation of all GMO foods.”
Public Health officials and government regulators are now enforcing the ban at all of the country’s ports of entry, and Mugo has threatened legal action against those who do not comply.
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