By Justus Lyatuu – Allafrica, 25 May 2016


Photo: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

Uganda government and legislators should not open up for genetically-modified foods but instead support small-scale farmers grow enough food.

Anti-GMO crusaders, AgroEcology Fund and Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (Afsa), argue that smallholder farmers have the capacity to feed their families, local and international markets on organic foods.

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Uganda: Nema Cries Out – We Can’t Control GMOs

By Lilian Namagembe – Allafrica, 23 May 2016

Kampala — The National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) has said they are handicapped to control any inflow of Genetically Modified organisms (GMOs) in case they spill into the environment due to lack of an enabling law on biosafety.

Mr Francis Ogwal, Nema’s natural resources manager said Uganda is vulnerable to such crops given its porous borders and when they come, the environmental body and other agencies can’t do anything until the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill, 2012, is passed into law.

“Considering what is happening globally and what is happening today at national level, it is no longer debatable whether we need that law because genetically modified organisms and their products are now global and at some point they find their way into Uganda,” Mr Ogwal said.

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Uganda | GMOs are not for human consumption – Researchers

By Waswa Deo –, 16 May 2016

Navdanya at Agroecology Learning Experience – Uganda

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