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03 March 2011

Ruling the GM crop debate

South Africa cannot afford to "get stuck" on emotional debates when it comes to genetically modified crops Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Pieter Mulder said.

South Africa cannot afford to "get stuck" on emotional debates when it comes to genetically modified crops Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Pieter Mulder said in Centurion.

He said almost 77% of the commercial maize growing areas were sewn with GM maize, while 19,000 hectares of GM maize was planted by small holder farmers.

 
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