“US human trials of GM banana for Africa widely condemned
Open letter supported by more than 120 organizations from around the world
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has sent the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation a letter protesting about the human trials on a GM beta-carotene-enriched banana. This GM banana has never, as far as we know, been through basic toxicity testing in animals. This is in spite of the fact that GM plants can produce unexpected new toxins or allergens.
The GM banana isn’t even needed, as non-GM beta-carotene-enriched bananas have existed and been consumed for centuries.
The developers of the GM banana have been accused of pirating the genes from these naturally nutritious bananas to engineer their own variety.
The new open letter with signatories can be viewed here (…).”