Bt cotton no aid to textiles sector but a trapdoor for unsafe food

What you need to know:

  • Once Bt cotton is accepted, the next step will be the introduction of other food crops, such as Bt maize and GM Soya, into the food system.

  • Whichever way you look at it, the main beneficiaries will be the multinationals, who will effectively take over the seed and food industry in Africa.

  • Are we looking at a case like Galana-Kulalu, where millions of shillings were poured into a sinkhole?

The push for the introduction of Bt cotton has intensified in Kenya in the past few months.

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