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Low yields could force East Africa to adopt GM crops

| | October 14, 2013

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In spite of ongoing campaigns against growing genetically modified crops in East Africa, the effects of climate change, pests and diseases as well as rapid population growth could see farmers in the region embrace GM crops as soon as biotechnology laws are passed.

Scientists who gathered in Kampala on September 27 to mark 10 years of the existence of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) told The EastAfrican that farmers in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundimust grow GM crops alongside their conventional crops if the region is to achieve food security.

Read the full, original story here: “Low yields could force regions to adopt GM crops” 

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