The case of GMOs in Zambia

In the November 2011 edition of Zambia Analysis, is a review on Zambia’s position on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).

The watershed moment for Zambia’s position on GMOs came in 2002 when, faced with food shortages and widespread starvation, the government chose to reject 35,000 tonnes of food aid from the US because it included GMO maize. The move was starkly criticised by the WFP, FAO and USAID on stark grounds that it endangered the lives of starving people and was based on a lack of evidence.

The article, is written by Emma Broadbent who is a research consultant based in Sierra Leone.

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One Response to The case of GMOs in Zambia

  1. Konrad March 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Please, please, do not submit to the Western/ American pressure to import & sow GMO crops!!!

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