Zimbabwe Maintains ban on GMOS

flag-26916_640At the beginning of the year, Zimbabwe’s Agricultural minister, Dr. Josph Made, insisted that Zimbabwe would not allow the production of Genetically Modified (GMOs).

“Scientific research shows that GMOs contain , are less nutritious than non-GMOs and have negative effects on humans and the environment,” Made said in January.

Instead Made had encouraged the government to making available fertilizer, seeds, and other essential farm inputs to boost rather than use cheaper but unsustainable means which have a detrimental impact on the environment.

Made expressed relating to GMOs impact on the environment and biodiversity and sustainability in the as Zimbabwe is one of the largest white maize in the world.

Zimbabwe has also in the past banned the import of from its neighbor, South Africa citing concerns, but is currently facing considerable pressure to allow the production of in the country.


Beacon Ireland
Christian Science Monitor



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