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The recent developments on GMOs in Kenya, despite the ban and lack of public understanding demand critical dissection and analysis. What is their history? Evolution? Usage? Legalities? Health concerns? Public reactions? Future possibilities? The new technology dubbed ‘not GMOs’ – gene drives, power (inspired by Human Nature) is a new spanner in the seed engineering scientific breakthrough. Writer and researcher Githaka explains how these developments beginning from the 1970s and the democratization of seeds are shaping modern food realities locally.