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Bt Cotton and Us: The truth from our fields

For the past three years, Inter Pares supported the West African biodiversity movement COPAGEN (Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage) to conduct a farmer-led research project entitled Le coton Bt et nous: la vérité de nos champs (Bt Cotton and Us: The truth from our fields).

GMO cotton failure in Burkina Faso: Farmers speak out

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.