ZIMBABWE: Government relaxes position on accepting GM food aid
The World Food Programme said that Zimbabwe has relaxed its stance on refusing genetically modified crops as food aid, and has agreed to the distribution of GM grain. The move comes amidst a controversial debate about the rights and wrongs of offering impoverished countries genetically modified food aid. There is concern that introducing GM crops could harm the country's export potential, as the EU will not take crops from countries that cannot guarantee their shippings are GM-free.
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