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It is nearly 20 years since the first GM crops were grown.
Some 28 countries cultivate them on a commercial scale, and many hundreds of millions of people now safely eat GM food – directly or indirectly – on a regular basis. Yet, to judge from the rhetoric of anti-GM activists – from the rough-cut environmentalists to the smooth-talking purveyors of organic food – you could be forgiven for thinking that medical catastrophe and genetic Armageddon are upon us, courtesy of the “Frankenfoods” revolution.
Calestous Juma, a professor of international development at Harvard, is not one to mince his words when it comes to genetically modified crops. Juma believes the time has come for the vociferous opponents of GM to put up or shut up.
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