Policy

Today there are 257 million people in Africa experiencing hunger, and successive poor harvests in recent years mean the situation is getting worse. According to Famine Early Warning Network, an organization providing early warning and analysis on acute food insecurity in Africa, large parts of Eastern and Southern Africa are now in “crisis” and heading toward famine. Drought and political unrest are the most widely cited causes of this humanitarian catastrophe. But behind these causes is an alliance of deep-pocketed NGOs and highly politicized UN agencies, with the UN Food and Agriculture…
After years of delay, Kenya is set to lift its ban on GMOs. Facing down pressure from EU officials and a massive anti-GMO propaganda campaign by EU-funded NGOs, the East African country will soon set the regulatory requirements for the commercialization of genetically modified crops.[1] In doing so, Kenya will join the small band of other African nations (South Africa, Nigeria,  Burkina Faso, Egypt and Sudan) that have defied EU dictats in order to allow their farmers to use the same modern agricultural technologies that farmers in North and South America, Asia, Australia, and even parts of…