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Africa / Earth Summit / Hunger #709245

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) The discussion of hunger in southern Africa at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, noted.

(Johannesburg: Elizabeth Palmer) The refusal by the Zambian president to distribute US-donated corn to his starving people after he learned that it was genetically altered examined; details given about African concerns about the modified corn’s effect on the native farming ecosystem and exporting ability. [US Agency for International Development Andrew NATSIOS†- says our policy decisions are causing political paralysis that impede the relief process.] [Zambian biologist Mwananyanda LEWANIKA†- says some people may save corn and plant it for next year.]

Roberts, John;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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