MPS have vowed to block the GMO bill if its re-tabled before parliament from being passed into law.
This bill which is known as Biotechnology and Biosafety bill was rejected by the president on basis that the genetically modified seeds should never be mixed with the indigenous seeds with a view to protect indigenous varieties.
MPs led by Bufumbira East mp Dr. James Nsaba Buturo say that its embarrassing and disappointment for Ugandan scientists to continue push for enactment of GMO bill into law yet in developed countries such genetically modified crops rejected.
He explained that the enactment of this bill means that the indigenous seeds will be phased out and every season Ugandans will have to buy imported seeds and in case of failure for foreign companies to produce such seeds there will be scarcity of food.
Buturo expressed fears that the scientists behind this bill want to make Uganda a home for experiments on animals, humans, drugs and vaccines yet this can never be allowed any more in developed countries.
Ngora county MP David Abala said that they are to mobilize fellow Mps not to support the Bill on floor of parliament once its re-tabled as means of controlling the dangers its likely to come along with.
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