Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 11:45 am
A woman sells bananas at the Kampala Airport. Ugandans eat about a pound of the fruit, on average, per day.
Credit Ronald Kabuubi / AP
While a few states in the U.S. are debating mandatory labels for genetically modified foods, some African nations are considering a bigger question: Should farmers be allowed to plant genetically modified crops at all?
The question carries extra weight in countries like Uganda, where most people are farmers who depend on their own crops for food.
In Larimer County, one in ten residents has received assistance from the food bank in the past year. That may seem counter-intuitive, given that --by most measures -- the economy appears to be improving.