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Why did Tanzania just pull the plug on its GMO crop trials?

5 thoughts on “Why did Tanzania just pull the plug on its GMO crop trials?”

  1. Wait–so scientists are not allowed to talk about their work? And somehow we are supposed to magically have people understand what’s going on? While anti-GMO folks can peddle any fictional nonsense they want?

    Yeah–scicomm failure is totally the scientists’ fault.

  2. Not since Zambia in 2002 have the arrogant, condescending and snobbish anti’s had such blood on their hands. What FOE statement really said – “Strap on that backpack suckers and spray a little parathion and while your at it toss around a few handfuls of carbofuran. Just don’t insult our sensibilities by planting any GMO seeds”

  3. Thanks, Mark. This is disgusting.

    The use of science to gather objective facts can be seen as a direct threat to political power. The action in Tanzania is unfortunately not so different from the US, where mentions of climate change have been systematically removed, altered or played down on websites across the federal government by the Trump administration—in conjunction with a promise to “bring back beautiful coal”.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/climate/climate-change-trump.html

    Well-funded anti-science “charities” such as Foes-of-the-earth and GreenHate are ruthless in their efforts to turn agriculture into the equivalent of a theme park or zoo, with hungry peasants acting out quaint farming voodoo for the entertainment of the well-fed West.

    What can we do?

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