Response by Dr Vandana Shiva - Worth reading

The article by Natasha Gilbert begins a section entitled GM cotton has driven farmers to suicide by quoting me:

“During an interview in March, Vandana Shiva, an environmental and feminist activist from India, repeated an alarming statistic: ‘270,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since Monsanto entered the Indian seed market,’ she said. ‘It’s genocide.’”

Yes, I am an ecologist and feminist. But I am also a scientist – a fact that Natasha intentionally avoids mentioning. As a Quantum Physicist, I have been trained to look at the interconnectedness and non-separability of processes, which in a mechanistic and reductionist paradigm, are seen as separate and unrelated.

read more on the below link.

gm kapas is highly susceptible to pandra makhi and lalya. other seeds are more tolerable.
we never use gm kapas.

Hello Keshavapuri,

Thank you for sharing the info.

I remember once when we on a road trip from adilabad to gadchiroli. Cotton belt.

On the way we met few people who were using GM cotton and were happy.
I feel it is like the dairy industry there is excess milk but it comes with myriad of other problems.