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Occupy reports: "This she says was following the decision made by the cabinet to ban the importation of GMO foods into the country due to inadequate research done on GMOs."

Kenyan farmers have long opposed GMO corn. (photo: Reuters)
Kenyan farmers have long opposed GMO corn. (photo: Reuters)


Kenya Bans Importation of GMO Foods

By Occupy Monsanto

01 December 12

 

 

ublic Health minister Beth Mugo subsequently directed all Public Health Officers at all ports of entry and all other government regulators to enforce the ban on importation of Genetically Modified Foods in the country.

This she says was following the decision made by the cabinet to ban the importation of GMO foods into the country due to inadequate research done on GMOs and scientific evidence provided to prove the safety of the foods until such a time that the country will certify that they have no negative impacts on the health of consumers.

"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."

She urged stakeholders to verify the custom entry documents of food consignments to ascertain that their GMO certificate.

"The protection of the consumer and assurance to the public on the safety of food is extremely important in making decisions about food importation, distribution and consumption. Where there is apprehension and uncertainty with regard to the safety of food products, precautionary measure to protect the health of the people must be undertaken."

She threatened legal action against those who do not comply with the directive.

"I am therefore, calling upon all stakeholders and government regulators involved in importation of GMO foods to take note of this directive that no importation of GMO foods will be allowed into the country until further advice by the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation."

 

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+32 # Chris S. 2012-12-01 10:03
Hooray for Kenya ! Let's hope more countries have the wisdom to appose the deadly multinationals ! We must be vigilant in observing what GMO foods will do to try to punish kenya!
 
 
+17 # guomashi 2012-12-01 10:45
Does this finally prove that Obama is not a Kenyan because he hasn't done the same?

Let's hope the shades of his ancient ancestors reach out to him and inspire him to protect us too.
 
 
+8 # giraffee2012 2012-12-01 13:26
Quoting guomashi:
Does this finally prove that Obama is not a Kenyan because he hasn't done the same?

Let's hope the shades of his ancient ancestors reach out to him and inspire him to protect us too.


I understand your intentquomashi and while it's not a "kill 2 birds with 1 stone" - you send a double and doubly good message! Kudos
 
 
+15 # cafetomo 2012-12-01 11:20
Kenya; Not stupider than California..
 
 
+19 # tbcrawford 2012-12-01 12:51
Beth Mungo is one brave woman! Banning GMOs "due to inadequate research done on GMOs and scientific evidence provided to prove the safety of the foods"

That's it folks...our basic Right to Know!
 
 
+15 # Third_stone 2012-12-01 18:08
Kenya is making us look like a backward nation. What they have done is what one would expect government to do in the circumstances, where a product is offered without any proof that is safe to eat, and a lot of evidence that it is not. No doubt they also see the negative economic consequences of planting this mercenary seed.
 
 
+6 # jmac9 2012-12-02 13:05
Monsanto= corporate criminals.

Monsanto put a "terminator" gene into its seeds. It sold the seeds to poor countries.

When the plant matures - the "terminator" gene makes the seed the plant naturally produces be sterile or non existent -
Thus the poor farmer can not grow a crop and harvest food and also save seed for next season -
rather the farmer has to buy more seed from Monsanto.
Monsanto= corporate criminals.

After the illegal invasion of Iraq by the criminal Bush gang - the USA forced upon Iraqi farmers that they couldn't use their own Iraqi seed -
they had to buy seed from Monsanto.

The fact is there is NO need for any Genetically Modified anything in food.
 

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