July 07, 2003


GM opponents lying? What kind of crazy talk is this?

Florence Wambugu, who grew up in poverty in Kenya, is a passionate believer in genetically modified food. In Australia, the debate over GM crops remains academic, but in famine-stricken Africa it is a matter of life or death.

The African nation of Zambia refused a shipment of GM grain last year.

"There was outright lying from the (GM) opponents," Dr Wambugu told The Age. "(They said) it was toxic and untested and poisonous."

Meanwhile, The Age takes this week’s prize for Profound Journalistic Insight:

Dr Wambugu knows about the importance of food.

I know, I know, it's only Monday. But try beating that.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 7, 2003 06:33 PM

Dr Wambugu knows about the importance of food.


For maximum comedic impact, must be said aloud with Christopher Lee-like gravitas, over steepled fingers.

Posted by: Brendan at July 8, 2003 at 11:33 AM

Food is the only thing that keeps millions from starvation.

Posted by: Tresho at July 9, 2003 at 03:29 PM