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Ghana govt lauds potential of GM cotton

The Ghana government has confirmed its intention to approve genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton, Spanish biotechnology association Fundacion Antama reports. It cites deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, who lauded the results of Burkina Faso and Ghana's own potential on visiting a biotechnology investigation centre in the country. "The north of Ghana has the same climatic conditions as Burkina Faso, so why could we not repeat its success?" he reportedly mused. Ghana authorised trials of Monsanto's Bollgard II (MON15985) cotton earlier this year (Agrow No 666, p 23), while Parliament enacted the Biosafety Bill last year (Agrow No 642, p 23). Burkina Faso is one of just three African countries to commercially grow GM cotton lines (Agrow No 659, p 20). Bt cotton, as well as GM potato and rice lines are in the approval process in Ghana, Fundacion Antama notes.

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