Deutsche Welle Examines Africa’s Plan To Fight Hunger With Genetically Modified Crops
Deutsche Welle: Can genetically modified crops end hunger in Africa?
“The U.N. estimates that 223 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from malnutrition. … At an African Agriculture Conference in 2012, 24 African countries agreed to allow the use of genetically modified (GM) crops. But so far, commercial use of genetically engineered seeds is permitted only in South Africa, Egypt, Sudan and Burkina Faso. … This year — the Year of Food Security — agriculture and food security are the focus at the African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. It remains to be seen what role GM plants will play in the AU goal to conquer hunger in Africa by 2025” (Shoo, 1/24).