Uganda approves safe development of genetically engineered foods

UGANDA - Uganda’s parliament has passed the Genetically Engineering Regulatory Bill, 2018 which aims at providing a regulatory framework for the safe development and application of biotechnology and release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), reports The Observer. According to the Committee on Science and Technology through its Vice Chairperson, Hon. Lawrence Akugizibwe, the new bill…

Uganda considers rice import ban to improve domestic production

UGANDA - Uganda’s government is considering to stop importation of unprocessed rice by processors so as to improve the domestic supply, reports the Monitor. The consideration has been informed by a survey revealing that the country has a capacity of processing 7,158 metric tonnes per day, a situation arising from the increased number of rice…