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Viewpoint: Why grow GMOs? To prevent cancer, pesticide poisoning and farmer suicides

Activists who desperately cling to lies about the risks of GM crops are now the ones who look 'very stupid.' ...
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Rainfed GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton in India cuts pesticide use 28 percent, study finds

Scientists from Alagappa University in India conducted a study to analyze the performance of insect resistant Bt cotton in rainfed areas. The results are published ...
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Insect-resistant Bt cotton failed in India, claims study. Geneticist says anti-GMO authors designed research to seed doubt about crop biotech

Farmers around the world have cultivated genetically engineered (GE) crops for nearly thirty years. In that time, researchers have gathered ...
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Viewpoint: Activist-inspired GMO cotton bans push Mexican farmers toward bankruptcy

Mexico has a long record of safely cultivating genetically modified (GM) cotton. For more than 20 years, cotton has been ...
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Kenya distributes free GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton seeds to farmers to revive nation’s flagging textile industry

The government has started the distribution of free cotton seeds to farmers, including a genetically modified variety, in the latest ...
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Kenya aims to have 200,000 acres of commercial GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton by 2022

After many years of waiting, Kenya has finally commenced commercial farming of Bt cotton heralding a new dawn for cotton farmers in ...
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Bureaucracy hampers GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval in the Philippines, despite widespread demand from farmers

The delay in the approval of the propagation of genetically modified (GM) cotton is hampering the revival and revitalization of ...
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Viewpoint: Free speech vs science—Should colleges invite anti-GMO speakers they know spread misinformation?

In the face of climate change, the expectation for evidence is doubled because of the dramatic implications ...
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Kenya GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval signals end to farmers’ misery, farm group tells president

Following Kenya's recent approval of GMO insect-resistant cotton, veteran maize and cotton farmer Daniel Magondu penned this letter to the ...
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Burkina Faso ‘farmer of the year’ calls for return of Bt cotton

Wiledio Naboho, the 2019 Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year, is mounting fresh pressure on the Burkina Faso government ...
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GMO cotton boosted farmer incomes $52 billion over 20 years, study finds

The area planted to biotech cotton in 2018 reached 24.9 million hectares, a 3% increase from 24.1 million hectares in ...
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Kenya green lights GMO Bt cotton after successful 5-year field trial

The Kenyan Cabinet, chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, has approved the commercial planting of Bt cotton after the 5-year field ...
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GMO Bt cotton saves Pakistani farmers estimated $7 million on pesticide-related health care costs, study shows

Despite substantial research on the economic effects of transgenic insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton, there is still limited work on ...
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Kenyan scientists lobby for GMO Bt cotton approval to cut pesticide use

Mwea cotton farmers in Kirinyaga have expressed concern over the high cost of pesticides. They say they have to dig ...
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Kenya field trial shows Bt cotton boosts yields four-fold

“The results from the biotech cotton have demonstrated the potential that it has in transforming the textile industry in the ...
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Why 3 countries planted GMO Bt cotton and got ‘wildly different results’

Three countries used the same tactic to fight the same pest on the same crop, but they had wildly different ...
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Kenya to commercialize GMO Bt cotton by November 2019, official says

Kenya on [July 17] announced plans to start commercial growing of Bt cotton, or genetically modified (GM) cotton. Charles Waturu, ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO forces in Nigeria have abandoned reason and the nation’s best interests

Protecting health and and food security is best done through dialogue and education, not threats and smear campaigns ...
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Pakistan announces field trials of 85 GMO pest-resistant Bt cotton varieties

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) has announced that 93 new cotton varieties will undergo National Coordinated Varietal Trials (NCVT) in four ...
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Malawi inches closer to commercializing GMO Bt cotton as crop yields double in field trials

Malawi is inching closer to commercializing Bt cotton as research into the genetically modified crop is at an advanced stage ...
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Nigeria has its first GMO cowpea. The battle for public acceptance is just getting started

A war of words over a recently-released genetically modified cowpea has divided the Nigerian public and raised concerns about the ...
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Heated legal battle in India over Monsanto’s Bt insect-resistant cotton ‘far from over’

On January 8, a two-judge Bench of the [Indian] Supreme Court set aside an order of a Division Bench of ...
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Monsanto’s patent victory in India may grant farmers access to latest GMO crops

Monsanto’s [recent] victory in a patent case in India regarding genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds has raised hopes among farmers ...
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Monsanto retains patent on GMO Bt cotton in India, nation’s Supreme Court rules

Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit won a legal battle to own patents on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India, the world’s biggest producer of ...
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Video: Kenya to begin planting yield-boosting GMO cotton by spring 2020

Cotton farmers in Kenya are set to start planting genetically modified cotton by May 2020, a year later than expected, ...
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India’s Supreme Court set to rule whether Monsanto maintains its patent rights on GMO Bt Corn

All eyes in India are currently on the country’s Supreme Court where the agro-biotech giant Monsanto is battling to reclaim ...
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CRISPR gene editing could fuel fight against evolving cotton pests

[B]ugs are biting back by adapting to crops genetically engineered to kill them. A new study published in the Proceedings of ...
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India to investigate Monsanto for allegedly inflating prices of GMO insecticide Bt cotton seeds

The Delhi High Court [October 12] dismissed biotechnology firm Mahyco Monsanto Biotech’s plea challenging the fair trade regulator’s order to ...