- In September 2013, El Salvador passed a ban on 53 crop protection products for agricultural use. Among them, the large coffee, cotton, maize and sugarcane producing country was pulling off Roundup (glyphosate), a Monsanto star herbicide, recently listed as a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- GMO seeds cannot be saved from old crops, they must be purchased every year, leading to an increased cost for the farmers.
- The GMO seeds were not adapted to the locality.
- They are using H-29 maize instead.
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