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National Geographic’s Future of Food series: The Next Green Revolution

In this article, part of National Geographic’s’ The Future of Food series, Tim Folger talks about the potential of biotechnology in the next 'green revolution', and its implications for subsistence farmers worldwide. While acknowledging the anxieties against genetically modified crops, he argues that their value in combating common plant diseases is significant for preventing large-scale agricultural losses. He presents perspectives of farmers and researchers from a number of different regions to argue that even with the success of organic farming and GM crops, no one solution is applicable to all of Africa.

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