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Seeds of lie-Monsanto

A cost benefit analysis of cotton cultivation using BT/ Non- BT seeds 


NOte: The field trip to Vidarbha was partially** sponsored by Monsanto during February 2013. 48 more words

Organic Farming

Talking to a Vidarbha Bt cotton farmer

I wrote two posts on Bt cotton but I have to admit it left me more confused than before. I went into it expecting to find that Bt cotton had kickstarted an epidemic of farmer suicides. 2,195 more words


Why we don’t need genetically modified crops in India - G. Sivaraman

“The whole world is moving towards an eco-friendly lifestyle in many areas. India is one among the few countries having large biodiversity zones with a huge potential to go organic. 731 more words


The Hindu - 01 Aug 14 - Opinion

The Hindu – 01 Aug 14 – Opinion

1) Pakistan’s shrinking minority space

TAKEAWAY -. Even the Shia, almost 20 per cent of the populace, are being attacked by extremists who do not acknowledge them as being a part of Muslim society.

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The Hindu - 29 July 14 - Opinion

The Hindu – 29 July 14 – Opinion

1) Harvest of controversy

TAKEAWAY -Bt crops grow beyond technical issues. They cannot be treated as technical fixes to social problems.- …

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Interview with an Indian GMO farmer

Dear Reader, at this point I’m starting to think that Bt cotton is quite popular among Indian farmers. I got my first hint when I realized that there is a black market for Bt cotton seeds. 1,167 more words