argylesock says… My series of posts about GM crops (genetically modified crops, also called genetically engineered or GE crops) is pausing just now. But the story continues. Here’s opinion from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) which, as I’ve mentioned, doesn’t agree with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).
A report by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), published on Wednesday, describes opposition to GM crops as “a farce”. It points out that such crops have been subjected to more testing worldwide than new non-modified varieties, citing reports from the EU, the World Health Organisation and the US national academy of sciences.
Only four African countries – Burkina Faso, Egypt, Sudan and South Africa – have fully commercialised GM crops. But Agra says most countries across the continent are at various stages of creating the environment for commercialisation.
Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda are conducting field trials of…
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