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Monday, August 20, 2007

GM Crops - Panacea or Pandora's Box

Aside from the unknown health and safety risks, one must ask, "Who owns the patents on these crops?. The patent holder will gain the power of life and death over any area in which people have become dependent on the GM crops. Cross fertilization with natural crops will prevent the survival of natural crops.
clipped from allafrica.com
he debate on agricultural biotechnology in many African countries pit proponents who see it as a panacea to low yields against critics expressing attendant human health and environmental concerns.
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