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Zambia native: Protesting GMOs ‘condemns millions to poverty’

| | November 12, 2013


If more Zambian farmers had access to weed and weather resistant crops, 35-year-old Zambia native Kelvin Kamfwa told the Des Moines Register, they could be saved from poverty. The youngest of 10 children, Kamfwa is studying plant science at Michigan State. He had the opportunity to attend the World Food Prize and saw firsthand what genetically modified crops could do for farmers in his home country. He said that anti-GMO activists who claim that they are “protecting human health and the planet” are really just “condemning millions to lifelong poverty.” Biotechnology could be a “game-changer,” Kafwan said, to end the cycle of poverty in Zambia.

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