Bananas are a part of Uganda’s social and cultural fabric and supply an estimated 30 percent of daily calories. (Photo credit: Sunisa Kanchanasuwan via Flickr / Creative Commons)


Originally published by Free Speech Radio News, republished under Creative Commons License.

 You may wonder what protesters clad in banana costumes have to do with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. But then you may not be up on a multi-continental GMO banana experiment funded by the foundation whose stated goal is to reduce Vitamin A deficiency in Uganda. The FDA doesn’t require clinical trials for genetically modified food stuffs, but scientists developing the GM banana want to see just how effectively the human body can derive the vitamin from their banana.
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