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Notes to broadcasters on GM potatoes:

The following resources provide additional information on this issue:

-Agriculture and Research Council’s press release on seeking approval to commercialize GM potatoes in South Africa: http://www.arc.agric.za/uploads/images/0_Media_Release_BT_Potato.pdf
-The petition against the release of GM potatoes in South Africa:
http://www.activist.co.za/campaigns/2008/gmpotato.php
-African Centre for Biosafety’s list of documents objecting to the release of GM potatoes in South Africa: http://www.biosafetyafrica.net/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task=category§ionid=7&id=19&Itemid=38
-Website of Potatoes South Africa: http://www.potatoes.co.za/

-A list of arguments for and against GMOs, prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
-Arguments for: http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/focus/2003/gmo7.htm
-Arguments against: http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/focus/2003/gmo8.htm
-An article by UNESCO: “Can genetically modified organisms feed the world?” http://www.unesco.org/courier/2001_09/uk/planet.htm
-A report by the NGO GRAIN on the consequences of genetically modified crops for small-scale African farmers: http://www.grain.org/briefings/?id=12

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