To enhance and synergize research
capacity for biotechnology
innovation and development,
regulation, and public understanding
on biotech-led agricultural
and health solutions in Kenya.
Acceptance of GMO foods and technology is a current debate in many countries across the world. However, many developed countries have largely embraced the technology, and the only active debate there regards labeling regulations, whether GMO foods should be labeled or not.
In Kenyan, a section of the public and even political leaders have expressed concern regarding the safety of GM foods and products to human health. These debates rage against a background of national food security crisis; with millions facing possible starvation while hundreds of thousands either malnourished or threatened.
Study conducted by Agricultural Biotechnology support Programme (ABSP) University of Nairobi (2010-2011) showed: Majority of Kenyans (87%) accept GM food and products
University of Nairobi
Mount Kenya University
University of Eldoret
Kenya Medical Association
Ministry of Agriculture