April 30, 2011

GM Debate is About More Than Just Safety

David Dickson, SciDev.Net


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Biosafety is important, but so is ensuring that GM crops benefit the rural poor and that decisions are based on sound science.

Next month (May), after almost a decade of intense debate, Kenya is expected to become the third country in Sub-Saharan Africa — after South Africa and Burkina Faso — to approve the commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops.

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TAGGED: Agriculture, Africa, Genetically Modified Food, Genetically Modified Organisms, Genetically Modified Crops

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