Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa?

Published on 08 September 2011

(..) Emilia Casella, global media coordinator for the UN WFP, explained how the agency usually responds to GM-related issues in the face of hunger crises. ‘WFP has responsibility to mobilise as much safe and healthy food as possible for the world's hungry’, says Casella. ‘Governments are free to choose whether or not they accept GM foods. When a country indicates it doesn’t want to use GM foods then we try to identify alternatives. But we can’t guarantee we’ll have those alternatives available on hand as quickly’.

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