A new report by Navdanya “Seeds of Sustenance & Freedom vs Seeds of Suicide & Surveillance” was launched on September 6th, 2019 at the Constitution Club in New Delhi, on the occasion of the Workshop “Beyond Corporate Driven Industrial Agriculture to Climate Resilient Agroecology: For a Hunger-Free, Suicide-Free, Poison-Free Republic“, co-organised by Navdanya, Delhi Forum, Environment Support Group and Centre for Financial Accountability in collaboration with the Coalition for Environmental Justice in India.
GMO Bt COTTON HAS FAILED
Bt COTTON: Never was a technology promoted like Bt cotton with the seed presented as a “magic bean”, the ultimate agri-utopian-bean of NO INSECTS AND HIGH YIELD. Irresistible! (AR)
Over the years, there have been competing narratives on Bt cotton in India. There are those who claim it has been a great success, while others argue that the technology has failed. The government itself is using the success narrative as a template to push a wide range of GM food crops into India’s fields. However, it is time to set the record straight.