GMO cotton failure in Burkina Faso: Farmers speak out

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Inter Pares
West African farmers in a Cotton Bt field in India
West African farmers: Their research will be providing an important counterbalance to how the GMO industry often lauds its successCredit: Deccan Development Society

For two years, over 500 farmers from the different cotton-growing regions in Burkina Faso documented their experience with Monsanto’s Bt cotton. This three-year farmer-led research initiative, called “Bt Cotton and Us: The Truth from our Fields,” provides an important counterbalance, as Burkina Faso was the first country in West Africa to adopt genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and industry often lauds its success when promoting GMOs in other countries. 

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