A world of words
Since genetically modified food was first put on the market in 1996, there has been much controversy as to whether it is actually safe.
Some scientists argue that in order to meet the demand for food in the developing world, it is needed an increased use of GM crops. While others argue that there is more than enough food in the world and that the hunger crisis is caused by problems in food distribution and politics, not production. Those who defend this farming activity point out ecological concerns as the GM plants could benefit the environment as they will reduce pesticide use.
Last May the British group Take the Flour Back destroyed a field of gm crops.
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