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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 06:21 PM
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Bill Gates says ideology threatens hunger fix
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Source: Reuters

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - The fight to end hunger is being hurt by environmentalists who insist that genetically modified crops cannot be used in Africa, Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of software giant Microsoft, said on Thursday.

Gates said GMO crops, fertilizer and chemicals are important tools -- although not the only tools -- to help small farms in Africa boost production.

"This global effort to help small farmers is endangered by an ideological wedge that threatens to split the movement in two," Gates said in his first address on agriculture made during the annual World Food Prize forum.

"Some people insist on an ideal vision of the environment," Gates said. "They have tried to restrict the spread of biotechnology into sub-Saharan Africa without regard to how much hunger and poverty might be reduced by it."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5...



Bill must have an investment in Montsanto
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