Tanzania: Formerly anti-GMO journalist Mark Lynas speaks out in favor of crop biotech

“In my view the controversy over GMOs represents one of the greatest science communications failures of the past half-century,” [Lynas] said, arguing that millions, if not billions of people had come to believe a story about GMOs “which is not just wrong in parts but across the board is the precise opposite of the scientific truth.”

At Mapinga village, some 40km to the north-west of Dar es Salaam, Mark saw how Tanzania’s own presidential science laureate Dr Joseph Ndunguru is helping once obscure poor farmers change their lives by farming disease-free cassava – made possible by the latest advances in agricultural biotech. Yet the controversy holds.

Read the full, original story here: Confessions of a British Journalist

 

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