Of PCBs, Doxins, GMOs and Monsanto

Just last week I had a GMO-related spat on twitter with a so-called professor, @calestous. He was of the opinion that biotechnology, mostly genetically engineering of food, could save the world (especially Africa) from global hunger, but he works for the same government that was the first to legalize GMOs, so I was not surprised to read his article about this BS. Continue reading

Kenya’s Agri Policy; Talking the Talk

We all know how agriculture is a huge employer in the country, benefitting close to 80% of Kenya’s workforce directly and indirectly yet we do little to improve our biggest foreign exchange earner. Government policy is weak and poorly implemented. Budgetary allocations to agriculture-based initiatives is more like petty cash compared to the 65% government recurrent expenditure e.g. paying 40 cabinet ministers KES 2.2 million/USD 22 000  each per Continue reading