Burkina Faso Ditches GE Cotton, Non-GMO Cotton Output Rises 20 Percent

By Heather Callaghan, Editor

Burkina Faso is a Western African country located under Mali.

It also happens to be Africas biggest cotton grower, so a gamble on GMOs is a risk for the whole nation.

Although Burkina Faso (BF) did in fact make that gamble already with Monsantos genetically engineered cotton variety, but reverting back to non-GMO cotton has garnered greater yields.

An industry official has since stated that the country is seeing output rising by as much as 20 percent to 820,000 metric tons in the 2017-18 season, starting this (next) month.