Kenya risks losing half its maize crop this year to Fall Armyworm. Pesticides have little effect on the armyworm because it enters inside the stalk of the maize plant where it cannot be reached. If we plant GMO maize, farmers will get a full crop, maybe even a larger one because of genetic modification. In 2016 the National Biosafety Authority allowed Kalro to undertake trials of GMO maize but they were overruled by Parliament and the Health ministry. Do we let farmers lose half of their maize crop, or can they save their crop using GMO seeds?
Source: The Star April 16, 2018 21:00 UTC