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Since the first genetically modified foods were unveiled in the ’80s, proponents have celebrated the technology as the silver bullet for providing nourishment to the earth’s growing population. So why are so many places in the developing world duking it out over the health and ecological repercussions of GMOs? Third-world countries are stepping up and saying no to Frankenfood, and biotech giants like Monsanto have started paying very close attention to nations like Kenya, Bolivia and Thailand, all of which have legislated tighter controls on the production, import and labeling of genetically engineered food.

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Since the beginning of agriculture, pests have been a constant and unavoidable challenge to farmers. Insects can decimate entire fields of crops, while hectares of sun-drenched soil are a smorgasbord for weeds. Every farmer must learn to carefully manage nature’s unwanted guests.

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