Some important legal provisions from the Biosafety Act  No. 10 of 2007 of


Any person commits an offence who       researches, develops, imports, releases, places on the market or makes contained use of any genetically modified organism or product of a genetically modified organism without the written approval of the           Authority. This can attract a fine of 500,000 penalty units or  15 years imprisonment or both.

A person shall not import modified          organisms for use as food or feed for      processing unless;

(a) The importation is duly authorized by the Authority;

(b) The genetically modified organism is authorised for commercial distribution in the country of origin;

(c) The genetically modified organism poses no risk to    human or animal health, biological    diversity, non genetically modified     organisms or the environment.


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