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Really Bill? The world needs Monsanto and GMO seeds? You think? Here's why we think NOT.

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page . At a forum of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome today, Microsoft founder Bill Gates pressed the need for genetically modified seeds in the developing world, and the need for a "digital revolution" to meet the needs of the world's farmers. Gates' claims that genetically modified crops double or triple smaller farmers' yields have been challenged by recent research. (World Economic Forum / swiss-image.ch/Photo by Sebastian Derungs) Agence France-Presse reports: Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called for a "digital revolution" to alleviate world hunger by increasing agricultural productivity through satellites and genetically-engineered seed varieties. "We have to think hard about how to start taking advantag...

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