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Monsanto's Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers

Description: A recent scientific study carried out by Navdanya, compared the soil of fields where Bt-cotton had been planted for 3 years with adjoining fields with non GMO cotton or other crops. The region covered included Nagpur, Amravati and Wardha of Vidharbha which accounts for highest GMO cotton planting in India, and the highest rate of farmers suicides (4000 per year).
Link: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/BtCottonKillsSoilandFarmers.php
Author: Navdanya
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

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