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When GM crops and foods were first introduced in the late 1990s, some scientists raised concerns that genetic modification was imprecise and unpredictable and could result in harm to health and the environment. They warned that:
Submitted by KMAadmin on 27 October 2009 - 2:52pm. categories [ ]
A report by Testbiotech e.V. Institute for Independent Impact Assessment in Biotechnology
Summary points compiled by GMWatch
GM food safety testing
Submitted by storytelling on 27 October 2009 - 1:19pm. categories [ ]
How boosting smallholder farming can ease hunger and reduce poverty at the household level in southern Africa
This policy brief looks at the factors constraining the productivity of smallholder farmers to achieve food security for poor households and communities, as a contribution to poverty eradication in southern Africa. The brief examines the characteristics of the region in terms of poverty, the state of food security in the region, and current factors that limit smallholder farmers’ capacity to produce more food in a sustainable way. It also identifies key policy areas for attention and makes recommendations to address policy gaps.
Information Provided by the Southern Africa Trust Website
Submitted by KMAadmin on 3 September 2009 - 10:40am. categories [ ]