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  Posting date: September 14, 2016
Implications of Burkina Faso's Phase Out of Bt Cotton
An article discusses the reasons for the failure of Bt cotton in Burkina Faso and the implications for GE crop uptake by other African nations.
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  Posting date: February 05, 2016
GM Cotton's Future in Africa on Shaky Ground
Burkina Faso has begun a phase out of GM cotton due to its poor quality. This paper discusses the likely implications for the future of GM cotton specifically, and GM crops generally, in the African continent.
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  Posting date: August 03, 2015
Bt Cotton in India Falls Short from Socio-Economic and Agroecological Perspectives
Two studies have found Bt cotton in India limited in terms of socio-economic and agroecological benefits. Bt cotton in low-yield rainfed areas is not economically viable, increasing the risks of farmer bankruptcy and suicide.
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  Posting date: June 29, 2015
The False Promise of GM Cotton for Africa
This article discusses the failings of commercial GM cotton production in Burkino Faso and South Africa, with smallholder GM cotton farmers impoverished due to the expense of the technology coupled with associated technological failures.
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  Posting date: September 19, 2013
GE Alfalfa Contamination in the US Proves Warnings Right
Washington State Department of Agriculture confirms that samples from an alfalfa hay consignment rejected for export due to contamination with GE Roundup Ready alfalfa test positive for the trait.
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  Posting date: September 17, 2013
Transgene Escape: Genetically Engineered Oilseed,Rape Out of Control - A Global Perspective
This report provides a global overview of the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered oilseed rape in various regions of the world.
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  Posting date: April 09, 2012
10 Years of BT Cotton - False Hype and Failed Promises Exposed
A report by the Coalition for GM-Free India exposes the false hype and failed promises of Bt cotton in India.
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  Posting date: October 31, 2011
Transgenic Cotton Harbours Hidden Dangers
Wild cotton in Mexico has been contaminated with genetically modified material, posing a risk to biodiversity.
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  Posting date: October 18, 2011
GM Cotton Genes Found in Wild Species
GM cotton genes have been found in wild populations, for the first time, in Mexico.
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  Posting date: October 17, 2011
GM Canola Escapes and Persists Outside Cultivation in the US
Genetically modified canola has escaped from the farm and is thriving in the wild across North Dakota, the dominant canola growing region in the US.
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