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June 4th, 2015 / BBC, UK

thumb.aspxCalestous Juma, who directs the Harvard-based Agricultural Innovation in Africa project, says “In 30 years we’ll have a population of nine billion people to feed and that will increase demand for the quantity and diversity of the food that we need – that’s why we have to consider GM as one of the tools – but not the only tool – that would help humanity to address those challenges. Opposition to GM is not irrational. Farmers who are opposed to GM crops because they might have negative impacts on their income – you can say they are not being irrational. And then people who think that we are changing the environment in ways that are not predictable, they have reasons for doing that. But I think it’s unhelpful … I strongly believe that, as problems expand, you also expand your toolbox. Read more