Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Kenya's Parliament Opens Door to American Genetically Engineered Products

According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Kenya's parliament voted overwhlemingly to embrace agricultural biotechnology. The vote established the Bio-Safety Bill which is the first step in the creation of regulations for the implementation of widespread use of genetically engineered seeds and plants. Kenya's president is expected to sign the bill before January 1, 2009.

The real bonus for American agribusiness is the bill will permit Kenya to import genetically modified products from US growers.

Once opened, this door can never be closed.