The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops

Posted by Gaby T, June 14, 2013

INDIAN FARMERS COMMIT SUICIDE OVER FAILED CROPSShankara, like millions of other Indian farmers, had been promised previously unheard of harvests and income if he switched from farming with traditional seeds to planting GM seeds instead.

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Beguiled by the promise of future riches, he borrowed money in order to buy the GM seeds. But when the harvests failed, he was left with spiralling debts – and no income.

So Shankara became one of an estimated 125,000 farmers to take their own life as a result of the ruthless drive to use India as a testing ground for genetically modified crops.

The crisis, branded the ‘GM Genocide’ by campaigners, was highlighted recently when Prince Charles claimed that the issue of GM had become a ‘global moral question’ – and the time had come to end its unstoppable march.

via The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops | Daily Mail UK

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