Tanzania becomes a battleground in fight over genetically modified crops

by Sharon Schmickle

Students line up for lunch at a school in Engaruka, Tanzania in early September. Opponents of genetically modified crops have made a stand in Africa, and now villages such as Engaruka are squarely in the middle of a global ideological war over agricultural technology. Photo: Sharon Schmickle/Washington Post

ENGARUKA, Tanzania — When the bell rang at midday, students fetched tin bowls and lined up under trees in the schoolyard for scoops of corn and bean porridge.

Not one of them displayed the food fussiness often seen in American school lunch lines.

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