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Monsanto, US, and Gates Foundation pressure Kenya to reverse GMO ban

Kenya may soon allow the use of genetically-modified cotton and maize seeds following pressure from agribusiness giant Monsanto, USAID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The growing African nation banned imports of GMO products in 2012, but a recent application by Monsanto’s Kenyan subsidiary could open the door to the controversial “seeds”.

Last year, Kenyans took to the streets to protest the potential change.

Monsanto’s modified cotton seeds produce insecticides to poison butterflies and moths.

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