Indian farmer suicides. Is GM cotton to blame?

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    “Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after growingGM crops.” It is no minor claim. Genetically modified cropsrevolutionise agriculture – but are controversial. They will feed theworld, reduce the need for pesticides and fertilisers, and add healthprotectingnutrients to those who consume them, say some. They arean ecological disaster in the making, say others, and impoverish theThird World farmers who grow them. Often quoted is the exampleof suicides among Indian farmers who grow GM crops. Ian Plewisexamines the data and the conclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-18
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


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