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Burkina Faso’s Bt cotton reversal: Why Africa’s largest producer of GM cotton is phasing it out

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Brian Dowd-Uribe and Matthew A. Schnurr explain how a pro-GMO myth of superior yield and performance for Bt cotton was created – and how it imploded

The articles below repay careful reading in full. Note especially the highly questionable way in which the supposed yield advantage for GM Bt cotton over conventional cotton was calculated. It’s hard to believe that this claim of a yield advantage made it into peer-reviewed journals – yet it did.


Bt cotton in Africa: What happened in Burkina Faso?

Glenn Davis Stone
fieldquestions.com, August 6, 2016

When pyramids fall: Rootworm resistance to pyramided Bt corn confirmed

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Pyramided Bt corn hybrids, which feature two traits targeting the western corn rootworm, have long been a stronghold against rootworm damage for Corn Belt farmers.

That defense is weakening this year after university entomologists have confirmed resistance in rootworm populations to eCry3.1Ab (found in hybrids containing Duracade) in Iowa and Minnesota cornfields and lower levels of resistance to Cry34/35Ab1 (the Herculex RW trait), found in SmartStax, AcreMax XTreme and Agrisure 3122 hybrids.

How Monsanto and scofflaw farmers hurt soybeans in Arkansas

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When Tom Barber, a scientist at the University of Arkansas who studies weeds, drives the country roads of eastern Arkansas this summer, his trained eye can spot the damage: soybean leaves contorted into cup-like shapes.

He's seeing it in field after field. Similar damage is turning up in Tennessee and in the "boot-heel" region of Missouri. Tens of thousands of acres are affected.

JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA BLOCK CERTAIN US WHEAT VARIETIES OVER GMO CONCERNS

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SUMMARY: "Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Monday."

Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Monday.

SOUTH KOREA REJECTS ARGENTINA FEED WHEAT AFTER GMO STRAIN FOUND

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SUMMARY: "South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentine feed wheat after finding unapproved strains of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the cargo, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday."

South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentine feed wheat after finding unapproved strains of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the cargo, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

Seoul bans the entry of unapproved GMOs, defined as living modified organisms (LMO) under bio safety regulations.

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