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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 12:03 AM
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Bill Gates says "enivronmentalists" are threatening his hunger fix (patented GMOs = $$$)
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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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/10/15/us-food-secur...


For anyone who isn't up to speed on the "charitable" works of the Gates Foundation, it's one of the biggest promoters of GMOs in the world. Gates has Monsanto personnel on his foundation staff & has partnered with Monsanto in a variety of ways, e.g. endowing a research institute. He buys local scientists, funds research & test fields, etc. The majority of his funding to "agriculture" in the 3rd world goes to this category.

"The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)" mentioned in the article, far from being some independent body, is basically a Gates creation.

Gates is all about patents & intellectual property in agriculture & medicine.

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