Kenya closer to giving long-awaited GMO cotton a green light

What you need to know:

  • When Kenya adopts Bt cotton it will join the likes of South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Malawi, among other African countries that have approved commercialisation of biotech crops.
  • Commercialisation of the crop has received support from several quarters, including President Uhuru Kenyatta.

  • Genetically modified varieties are resistant to the notorious ball worm pest and also high yielding

Kenya is closing in on commercialising Bt cotton, a high-yielding, genetically modified cotton varieties resistant to the notorious ball worm pests.

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