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PDF: Genetically Engineered Crops, Food Security and Regulation in sub-Saharan Africa

PDF: Genetically Engineered Crops, Food Security and Regulation in sub-Saharan Africa

“Since the mid-1990s, numerous actors, including NGOs, states, regional bodies and international organizations, have recognized the need for regional if not continental consensus on biosafety regulations, especially due to the ability of GEOs to cross boundaries and borders. While acknowledging that it is important for sub-Saharan Africa to remain open to technological breakthroughs that can increase agricultural production and food security, there are a number of challenges that affect the region’s ability to explore this possibility in the precautionary and comprehensive manner that is required.”

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