Never mind that Zimbabwe's inflation rate has dropped (yes, that's right, dropped) to only 993.6 percent. Never mind that there is no free press, or that the country is governed by a doddering insane octagenerian madman. And of course, never mind that 30 percent of its people are malnourished. Forget all that. The Zimbabwean government has time to worry about…yes, that's right…the menace of biotech crops and food.
According to the Harare Herald:
COUNTRIES in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) should mobilise resources for their national biosafety systems to enhance their capacity to test for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, stock feed and seed, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.
The Minister of Science and Technology Development, Dr Olivia Muchena, said this was important to help the region safeguard against the unintentional placing of GMOs on the market and the environment.
Whole sad heartbreakingly absurd story here.