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Kenya Comes Out With a Policy on Biotechnology

Until and unless there is a proper policy on a technology a country cannot make headway in it. Realizing this government of Kenya has approved a policy on biotechnology. This policy is concerned with how R&D and applications are to be undertaken in this field. The policy has outlined the safety procedures which need to be followed with respect to R&D and the products to be produced using biotechnology. The country has realized the role that biotechnology could play in improving food security, reducing poverty and conserving biodiversity and environment. The policy states that industry and trade are the major areas where biotechnology can be applied. Besides ensuring development the policy also states strong concerns regarding bio safety and the environment. Kenya has done a wonderful work by coming out with proper guidelines as it would certainly help nor only the country but also the technology.