09 March 1999
Many countries concerned about GM crops
MANY countries are concerned about the long-term effects of genetic engineering in agriculture, according to the Food and Agriculture Office of the United Nation.
The latest Food Crops and Shortages Report, says countries are most worried about the effects of genetically modified (GM) crops on human health and the environment.
The Financial Times also reports on the contentious introduction of GM crops in India.
Monsanto is already established in the continent and AgrEvo, Novartis and DuPont are all looking at the possibilities of GM seeds on the Indian market.
But GM crops have already met with resistance from environmental and health campaigners with Indian farmers burning crops during a “cremate Monsanto” protest.