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Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Burkina Faso to turn back on GM cotton

Written by John Mowbray

Image: Deposit Photos - nastazia

LONDON – Cotton companies in Burkina Faso have set a timeline for completely abandoning their use of GM cotton and are demanding US$280 million from US seed and agro-chemicals company, Monsanto, to compensate for losses incurred due to declines in cotton quality since the introduction of Monsanto's insect-resistant Bt cotton. However, Ecotextile News sources suggest this could be temporary measure until a Burkina variety can be developed which could receive the Bt gene.