Progrès en génie génétique

Progrès en génie génétique
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ISSN: 2169-0111


Opposition to Genetic Modification in Agriculture: Green Movements Motivations

Raphael Ofoe

World population is estimated by 2050 to reach 9.7 billion with large proportion concentrated in the developing countries. This increase in population will result in high demand for food which can be achieved through improved breeding of crops coupled with the adoption of genetic modification in Agriculture. However, great opposition in several countries advocated by Green Movement impedes the acceptance and adoption of genetically modified foods. This opposition is backed by environmental, political, economic and psychological motivations. Identifying the bases of these motivations will go a long way to boost the acceptance and adoption of genetic modification in Agriculture.