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Burkina Faso GM cotton adoption rising

The adoption of genetically modified cotton is rising in Burkina Faso, according to a Reuters report. It could account for “as much as a third” of the planted crop in 2009/10. The newspaper cites Burkina Faso World Bank representative Galina Sotirova and a farmer union leader. Ms Sotirova says there are “big hopes” for GM cotton, while the union chief notes farmers’ health concerns. "I prefer GM cotton … your children don’t have to walk among dangerous pesticides,” he says. Burkina researchers have found that pesticide applications are dramatically down on the crop. Farmers are applying one or two treatments per season, compared with the previous 6-8. The country started growing GM cotton last year, planting under 8,500 ha ( Agrow No 562, pp 12-13).



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