Burkina Faso settles dispute with Monsanto over genetically modified cotton

BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso’s cotton companies and growers have settled a dispute with Monsanto Co. over what they claimed were revenue losses caused by the introduction of genetically modified cotton.

The agreement, which includes the dividing up of royalties withheld by Monsanto’s Burkina Faso partners, brings to an end a collaboration that had at one time promised to offer the company a foothold in Africa.