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Zimbabwe Lifts Ban on GM Corn Imports in Bid to Avert Famine

  • The corn meal staple has vanished from retailers’ shelves
  • Government spokesman says policy weighed against food needs
South African Grain Store Operated By Kaap Agri

Photographer: Nadine Hutton/Bloomberg

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Zimbabwe has quietly lifted a ban on imports of genetically modified corn for the first time in 12 years as the southern African nation begins to take action to avert what could be its worst famine.