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South African Farmers Increase Plantings of Genetically Modified Crops
Date:7/29/2008

I went to the shop to buy the pesticide, they didn't have it," continues Sithole. "Now, using the Bt maize, I'm getting more yield and spending less money compared to conventional maize.

"My family is well fed now, and we live at a higher standard because of Bt maize," continues Sithole, husband, father of seven and grandfather of seven. "My children are now getting a good education. … Even my livestock is living at a higher standard because I use this maize to feed them."

This new video about genetically modified maize in South Africa can be viewed, downloaded or embedded into another Web site from the http://www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/ [Conversations about Plant Biotechnology] Web site. In addition, visitors to the Web site can view videos with other South African farmers talking about the http://www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/asp/country.asp?cname=South%20Africa [benefits of genetic engineering of crops]], and videos with experts about the need for http://www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/asp/topic.asp?id=SustainableFarming [GM technology in developing countries to benefit subsistence farming].

The Conversations about Plant Biotechnology is designed to give a voice and a face to the farmers and families who grow http://www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/asp/country.asp [GM crops] and the experts who research and study the http://www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/asp/experts.asp [benefits of biotechnology in agriculture]. The Web site contains more than 70 two- to three-minute, candid,
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