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Kenya cotton growers petition for Bt technology

Kenyan cotton growers have petitioned the country’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to lift the ban on imports of genetically modified food and for the use of GM cotton seed, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications reports. They note the “collapse” of the cotton crop due to pests and disease, while citing their hope to adopt insect-resistant Bt cotton that is tested in the country.


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