Farmers and GM Seed

Farmers in South Africa are being encouraged to buy and use GM seeds rather than their own.

“Because small-scale farmers in rural Africa often have little or no formal education, they are generally unable to make informed choices around GMO farming. “We encourage them to attend portfolio committees that discuss GMO regulations, but the farmers’ knowledge is very limited, so it’s difficult for them to contribute. They understand the issues but not the legislation,” says Lesley Liddell, director of Biowatch, an NGO.

Read the article authored by Kristin Palitza


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