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March 18th, 2015 / Business Daily Live

Bananas+fruit+XXX+high+res Green cooking bananas, or matooke, is a national staple in Uganda but in recent years a deadly bacterial disease, known as “banana wilt”, has had a devastating effect, driving some farmers to abandon their beloved crop altogether. It has also sparked a Ugandan version of the global row over genetically modified (GMO) foods. Backers claim that engineered strains offer a future of plentiful crops, resistant to drought and disease.Their opponents insist that the long-term health risks and environmental effects are not known, and warn that global corporations behind GMO foods exercise undue influence over governments and farmers. Read more