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Starved for science - How biotechnology is being kept out of Africa

In Starved for Science, Paarlsberg argues that science can save Africa's smallholder farmers, so chemical fertilisers and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be welcomed with open arms, and the necessary research funding provided without delay. But a conspiracy of wealthy countries and myopic NGOs stands in the way.
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That "biotechnology" (in reality: genetically hacked organisms) can deliver an increased productivity in agriculture has not been scientifically proofed so far. But it has already created collateral damages which not have been foreseen by the respective scientists at all.
posted by: Joe Amberg (06:20:15 Mon 30th November 2009)

 

 

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