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Brits to Boost GM Crops in Africa Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 09:39 PM

British-based think tank Chatham House is calling for African countries to boost agricultural production with genetically-modified (GM) crops.

The BBC News reports that, "Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a report. A key challenge is to attract funding for biotechnology projects on staple crops, such as cassava, it added."

Some agricultural experts have debated the effectiveness of GM crops and some contend that such food could be dangerous for consumers.

According to the BBC, "These crops were often ignored by commercial funders because they had a limited market, the authors suggested. Africa missed out on the previous green revolution that boosted food output in many Asian and Latin American nations."

Chatham House argues that only GM crops could adapt to Climate Change.

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