Compare and Contrast: Kenya v Scotland on GM Food

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Following news earlier this week that the Scottish government are planning to ban the use of all genetically modified crops, Kenya have also taken a bold stand on GM food, announcing yesterday that they are going to lift their ban. The Scottish decision was welcomed by one MSP as it would protect Scotland’s “reputation for high quality food and drink”…

Kenya’s Deputy President had a more coherent argument for their decision:

so that we can maximise on agricultural production, improve health services, conserve the environment and basically improve the living standards of our people

One is a deprived country whose population is suffering from chronic health problems. The other is Kenya…


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