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Tanzania farmers should have the freedom to choose to embrace technology

| | October 3, 2013

Tanzania farmers, whose knowledge on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is very limited, should not be forced to embrace it, but be allowed the freedom to choose which crops they should sow for feeding their families and the continent at large.

That’s the view of experts, who note that, the farmers are at crossroads on the controversial subject that is pitting those for and against GMOs.

The experts say the African farmer can only make an informed decision on the matter after being properly educated on what genetically engineered crops are and what benefits their use can yield. Currently the general public in Africa, particularly small-scale farmers, have little knowledge and information on the use of biotechnology in agriculture.

Read the full, original story here: “‘Africa knows little about biotechnology in agriculture'”

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