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Kenya: "Instead of GMOs, legalize cannabis"

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has called upon President William Ruto to legalize cannabis. In a statement, the senator claimed that having hemp as one of Kenya's commercial products will 'evaporate' the country's problems instead of focusing on Genetically Modified crops (GMOs).

He insisted that the effects of GMOs are harsh. "Instead of talking about GMOs, of which we all know the advanced effects (transfer of antibiotic resistance, toxicity, and allergenicity), Ruto should just legalize cannabis and promote hemp as a commercial product. Trust me. All our problems will evaporate," Ledama said.

On Monday, the 3de of October, while chairing a cabinet meeting, Ruto announced the lifting of the 2012 moratorium that restricted the importation or open cultivation of GMO crops.

Kenyan farmers will now be able to plant genetically engineered crops, and animal feeds. This is expected to increase food and animal feed production in the country.

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