Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has fired back at Kenyans reacting to his recent GMO death risk remarks.
This is after a conversation erupted online in response to Trade CS Kuria’s remarks on why the government lifted the ban on GMOs despite the life threatening risks.
In his remarks Thursday, the CS said as it stands, Kenyans are staring at death courtesy of a myriad of risks and there’s nothing wrong with adding GMOs on the list of risks.
Moses Kuria spoke during a press conference at which he announced that the government will soon allow a six-month duty free importation of 10 million bags of GMO and non-GMO maize for food security.
The remarks went viral in a video clip that was widely shared on social media platforms, sparking mixed reactions.
However, MMoses Kuria seems unshaken by the mixed reactions Kenyans have expressed.
Through his official Twitter handle, Kuria on Saturday afternoon said those against his remarks were “rich idlers and Twitterati with a bowl of pizza and fishfingers” who don’t care about those dying of hunger.
He rremarked that the attackers of the government’s GMO policy will equally burn in hell.
“It is completely callous for rich idlers and Twitterati with a bowl of pizza and fishfingers to continue attacking our GMO policy while Hustlers are dying of hunger and poisoned donkey meat. You will burn in hell, ” CS Moses Kuria remarked.
The government early last month lifted the 10-year ban on importation and open cultivation of GMO food crops and animal feeds.
However, there are several risks associated with the consumption of genetically modified organisms.
The main concerns involve allergies, cancer, and environmental issues, all of which may affect the consumer.
GMOs are also thought to contribute to antibiotic resistance.