GM crops breed economic dependence, new form of slavery, says cardinal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — If farmers in Africa had greater access to fertile, arable land safe from armed conflict and pollutants, they would not need genetically modified crops to produce food, said the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Making growers reliant on proprietary, genetically modified seeds smacks of “the usual game of economic dependence,” which in turn, “stands out like a new form of slavery,” said Cardinal Peter Turkson. Continue reading GM crops breed economic dependence, new form of slavery, says cardinal