Anti-GMO activists can’t be allowed to ‘have their way,’ African farmer warns

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When I was a little boy, what I feared most were the masqueraders …. human beings wearing masks or …. costumed in scary materials, sometimes walking on stilts …. Thanks to the work of anti-science groups, a lot of people in Africa today see GMOs as scarecrows and masqueraders when in fact the opposite is true.

The age-old saying that it’s easier to build than to destroy has proven to be true in the case of GMOs. And so is the popular saying that bad news travels fast. Despite all evidence that GMOs are safe, as has been confirmed by a countless number of renowned world science institutions, the activities of anti-GMO groups continue to create doubts in the minds of people.

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If you were a farmer like me and you knew the risks …. associated with the over-use of chemicals …. and if you were personally impacted by the destruction that pests and diseases can cause to crops …. you would agree with me that there is no way that anti-science activists should be allowed to have their way.

Read full, original article: GMOs: Scarecrow or heaven-sent dove?

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