Food rights activists have called upon the government to urgently consider investing in food technology and safety.
There has been concern that most of the relief food that is being supplied to the vulnerable poor does not meet the set standards, this is after some of the samples were confirmed to have aflatoxins and other physical impurities.
The executive director of Food Rights Alliance, Agnes Kirabo expresses fear that if the relief food was to be tested for other foreign material like metal, the results would be shocking.
She thus says it does not make sense to invest in production and yet the end product is not fit for human consumption.
Kirabo now suggests that all farmers are provided with simple equipment like testing kits and to better facilitate research centres like the Namalere Agricultural Referral Mechanization centre which can refabricate food graded technologies that can be used in food processing.