Shortsighted application

2008-07-18 00:00

THE Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is soon to apply to have genetically modified (GM) potatoes released to farmers in South Africa.

South Africa exports 43 million kilograms of potatoes to Southern African Development Community countries, some of whom will definitely not purchase GM varieties. For example, Kenya will soon import one million bags of maize from Zambia which it has chosen over South Africa apparently in order to have GM-free maize. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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