Kenya Opens Region’s Door To GM Maize 19/07/2011 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment Print This Post In the face of a severe food shortage, Kenya’s Cabinet has approved imports of genetically modified maize, though it has drawn the line on use of GM maize as seeds, a regional newspaper reports. The move makes Kenya the first country in the region to allow such agricultural products for human consumption. Biotech crops are often hailed on one hand as lifesaving in the face of a rapidly changing planet, and on the other as irreparably destructive to traditional smallholder agricultural practice and independence. Tanzania has begun moving toward acceptance of GM cotton, the East African reports. Read the story here. Related Articles: Pending Decision On GM Maize In Mexico Under Fire WTO Ruling On Brazil-US Cotton Opens Door To Cross-Retaliation Against IP Rights Kenya Pressured To Implement Anti-Counterfeit Law Despite Access Fears "Kenya Opens Region’s Door To GM Maize" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.