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Helping Africans to feed themselves

Let Them Eat Cake

Would environmentalists rather let the hungry in Africa starve than give up their goal of eradicating genetically modified foods?

Wish we didn't have to ask such a question. But how could we not after hearing the latest demands from the Friends of the Earth?....

The organization also is urging African governments to immediately stop accepting untested rice food aid and commercial imports from the U.S.....

"We are a nation just recovering from years of civil war," he said, "and now to attack us in this manner is now making our people once more vulnerable."...

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today announced that after a thorough review of scientific evidence it will deregulate genetically engineered LLRICE601 based on the fact that it is as safe as its traditionally bred counterparts," the USDA said in a statement.

The statement also said that the Food and Drug Administration "has concluded that the presence of LLRICE601 in the food and feed supply poses no safety concerns."

No environmentalist can point to a single person who's been killed or even injured by a genetically modified food. Yet the entire world knows Africans die in large numbers due to starvation from famine, despotic governments and other preventable complications. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 34% of the population — 194 million people — reportedly goes hungry every day.

Friends of the Earth? Maybe. Friends of Africans? Not a chance. If they were, they wouldn't do something so morally reprehensible.

Comments

Just read that Africa has an obesity problem

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/11/29/D8LN0P6G1.html

You pays your money you makes your choice.

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