Commentary: Biotechnology could encourage outside investment into Africa

| | October 2, 2013
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Knowledge about genetically modified organisms or genetically engineered crops is extremely small by African farmers, but their acceptance of GMOs is critical to feeding the population of Africa and the world headed to 2050.

The unsophisticated, small landholder farmers of Africa are in the crossfire of the controversy about GMOs. Believing the science of GMOs and the safety of such GE crops is something that these farmers are being asked to accept with faith. Anti-GMO activists can easily shake that faith with unfounded, twisted logic, pseudo-science and outright lies. Shaken faith has easily occurred with leadership of individual African nations voting to keep biotech crops out of their countries.

Read the full, original story here: “Commentary: Africa and GMO crops”

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