Monday, July 03, 2006

Is Africa becoming dumping ground for frustrated GMO industry?

An interesting report examines the problem of GMO crops in Africa.

With increasing resistance to GMOs throughout the world, the GM industry has focused much energy on introducing these genetically-modifed food crops into the African continent.

African environmentalists worry not only about the possible health and environmental consequences of GMOs, but over possible corporate takeover of food production.

GMO companies forbid farmers from even saving seeds for next year's crop, or from sharing seeds, both important practices in African agriculture.


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