Genetically modified food -The dilemma of Africa

  • DKA Asante
Keywords: Benefits, concerns, food security, genetically modified plant


The entire subject of GM organisms and GM technology is saddled with different opinions, considerable frustrations, and a growing sense of ethical and environment concerns, globally. The question then is: should opinions and perceptions about GM crops stand the way of technologies that
can potentially improve the survival and quality of life for millions of people in Africa? Scientists must help provide an answer to this question by ensuring that debate on GM crops addresses facts not opinions so as to respond to society’s concern. This essay is intended to give an overview of the GM food technology and assesses the benefits and risks to Africans.

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