Today I’ve been adding in some footnotes to articles about food aid to developing countries being linked with the requirement to accept genetically modified foodstuffs or crops. And also the attempts by some governments who supply aid for other problems (e.g. malaria) to make acceptance of GM crops as a condition for receiving that aid.
If you’re interesting in following the GM food topic then the Guardian special report section of their web site keeps track of news in that area (like the recent US GM rice debacle).
Nuffield Council on Bioethics : Genetically Modified Crops (includes material on GM crops in developing countries).
Christian Aid’s controversial paper: Selling suicide – farming, false promises and genetic engineering in developing countries (1999). Followed up in 2004 with Christian Aid and the GM crops debate.
Much food, many problems from the journal, Nature (402, 231-232 (18 November 1999)).