MPs push govt to allow GMOs
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
LEGISLATORS are pushing for the government to allow genetically modified foods (GMOs) and crops imports saying despite the ban, people are getting them from neighbouring countries.
“The fact that there is no policy at hand that has to be addressed and resolved because we already know that as Zimbabwe, we already have a lot of GMO foods and Zimbabweans are eating a lot of GMO foods.“There is a contradiction that the government of Zimbabwe is burying its head in the sand, pretending that GMO food does not exist in the country. We need to address that policy gap as a country — that we give leadership direction because there is a lot of GMO food circulating in the country.“We are importing a lot of food as a country. We are not self-sufficient. We get a lot of GMO food, especially from South Africa. I am challenging Ziyambi that the government of Zimbabwe should show leadership and be realistic and protect the citizens of Zimbabwe,” Molokele said.