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Uganda gives cautious approval to GM food

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Date: 18/11/2004

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SciDev.Net, 2 March 2004. The Ugandan government has announced that GM foods can be imported into the country ? but that they should be used ?strictly for consumption?, and not for cultivation. In a statement, the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) says that the government ?recognises the controversial nature of this subject and has therefore decided to proceed with caution, building consensus at all stages?.

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