Western monopoly hinders sound policies on GM foods across Africa

February 18, 2013 |

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Genetically modified foods are a viable solution for struggling African countries if Western monopolies are eliminated, a prominent scientist tells Press TV.

In the background of this, genetically modified foods, a farming technology that promises hardier crops to cope with Africa’s harsh weather conditions, is being relentlessly lobbied to African governments by Western multinationals and international institutions. Western companies own large swathes of agricultural land across Africa, exporting what is produced while at the same time Africans contend with a national food access problem.

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