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Chris1963
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Mar 16, 2017, 3:57 PM

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Re: [MrTangerineMan] Famine In East Africa - Time For GMO Crops? or Reply Privately

I don't see what wrong with GM crops and, as a vegan, I feel ashamed of the fact that a minority of vegans (whose motives are baffling) waste their time campaigning against GM crops.

Having said that, it needs to be made clear that famines in Africa today aren't caused by a lack of GM technology there. The main cause of these famines is war. War results in whole populations being forced to move away from their homes and therefore are unable to plant their crops. They may find themselves in areas where resources like clean water and food are scarce. Sending food aid does not always help, as militias and warlords tend to get to it before civilians (or at least those supporting the opposing side) do, and they also block access to relief agencies. The best thing you can do to prevent famines is to stop wars from happening.

It is particularly interesting to note that as well as the predictable areas in East Africa, another place sufffering from famine is north-east Nigeria. Nigeria is extremely wealthy compared with most other mid-African countries (Lagos in particular is in the process of being largely rebuilt in order to turn it into something approaching the standards of an European city) but this hasn't stopped it from suffering famine. The blame for this can be placed squarely on the Islamic terrorist group known as Boko Haram who have been oppressing their fellow Muslims. The overstretched Nigerian army, while having made some gains recently, cannot guarantee access to food aid from the wealthy and largely Christian south. All this goes to show that talk of GM crops is largely irrelevant at the present time.


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