Kenya Allows Cultivation, Imports Of Genetically Modified Crops

Kenya has authorized the cultivation and importation of genetically modified crops and animal feeds, ending a decade-long ban that had been imposed due to health fears.

It comes as the country is experiencing a devastating drought.

The worst drought in 40 years has left millions facing hunger.

President William Ruto’s government has turned to genetically modified crops as a way of helping boost yields.

It says the country needs seeds that are resistant to drought, pests and diseases.