President’s speech on biotech was spot on

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President Museveni’s World Food Day speech delivered at the Agricultural Research and Development Institute in Rwebitaba, Kabarole District on October 16, should be given the attention it deserves by everyone, including our Members of Parliament.
The speech, which has been praised by modern science thinkers across the world, and which can be accessed on YouTube, called upon the MPs to modernise their thinking towards new scientific innovations and technologies, including modern biotechnology.

He asked them to pass the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill so that scientists are allowed to release their research products to the farmers for testing.
For the record, it was President Museveni who officially opened the biotechnology laboratory at Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute many years ago.

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Photo of Dr. Keith EdmistenDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
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