Twelve reasons for Africa to reject GM crops (8/22/2004) Africa is in danger of becoming the dumping ground for the struggling GM industry and the laboratory for frustrated scientists. The proponents of GM technology sell a sweet message of GM crops bringing the second green revolution and the answer to African hunger, but a closer look makes it clear that GM crops have no place in African agriculture.
The study by Professor Ian Pryme and Rolf Lembcke was published in the journal Nutrition and Health earlier this year (2003). It says that there have only been ten published studies of the health effects of GM food or feed. The researchers found that the quality of some of these was inadequate.
GMOs derail food security (8/15/2004) The issues of health safety and environment in genetically modified organisms (GMOs) used in agriculture, although important, are really secondary from a geopolitical view. It is the issue of control by foreign multinationals (MNCs) of Third World self-reliance in food production and the issue of food security which has a deeper impact. Small agrarian
countries like the Philippines will easily be meek lambs ready for the slaughterhouse if foreigners controlled food production and used it as a geopolitical tool for economic and political ends.