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How the “success story” of genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso fell apart

How the “success story” of genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso fell apart

By September 4, 2020The West African nation of Burkina Faso was once the poster child for genetically modified (GM) crop advocates. Its of GM cotton for smallholder farmers was hailed as an example of how these technologies could alleviate poverty and food insecurity by protecting crops from pests and increasing yields.But this much celebrated success story came to an abrupt halt , when the Burkina Faso government and cotton companies decided to abandon GM cotton.What happened?Burkina Faso was the first African country where a GM crop was principally grown . The crop was an insect-resistant...

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