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Nigerians Overwhelmingly Reject Monsanto’s Risky GM Maize and Cotton


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Nigerians Overwhelmingly Reject Monsanto’s Risky GM Maize and Cotton

Health of Mother Earth Foundation

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA - More than 100 groups representing over 5 million Nigerians, comprising of farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, are vehemently opposing Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GM) cotton and maize into Nigeria’s food and farming systems. In written objections submitted to the biosafety regulators, the groups have cited numerous serious health and environmental concerns and the failure of these crops especially GM cotton in Africa.

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