GMO debate on

  • 2013•10•27     The Sunday Mail

    Excerpt from the Sunday Mail article:

    According to research by a United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies academic, Dr Ademola Adenle, there are increased crop yields, higher farm income, health and environmental benefits associated with modified crops. The research shows that from 1996, when genetically modified (GM) crops were first officially commercialised, six countries produced GM crops on 1,7 million hectares, but by 2010, 29 countries were producing on 148 million hectares.

    “At least 19 of the 29 countries were in the developing world. This 87-fold growth makes GM the fastest-growing crop technology adopted in modern agriculture,” said Dr Adenle.