Seralini paper to blame for Kenya’s GMO ban

| December 10, 2012 |
Seralini Paper Influences Kenya Ban of GMO ImportsForbesBags containing 'MON 810', a variety of genetically modified maize (corn) developed by Monsanto Company have been ripped opened by anti-GMO activists on January 23, 2012 at a Monsanto storehouse in Trebes near Carcassonne, southern France, ...

Kenya’s government has banned genetically modified (GM) organisms from entering the country, a move that reports say could result in a big negative impact on the country’s plans for biotechnology research and development.

The driving force behind the Kenyan government’s decision to bypass its own biotech watchdog and ban GM imports out of hand? The Seralini et al. GM rat study, possibly one of the most ill-received high-profile scientific publications in recent memory, with the possible exception of the “arsenic life” debacle.

And it’s not going to stop there, it seems. After 2011, when several African nations, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, appeared to be leaning toward allowing GM crops, now Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, also is reported to be reconsidering a pending biotechnology bill out of renewed concerns over GM technology.

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