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November 7, 2008

GM Genocide: The real cost of genetically modified seeds

11/03/08 India - More than 1,000 farmers kill themselves every month here in the "suicide belt" in Maharashtra state. Millions of Indian farmers have been promised great profits and increased yields if they use GM seeds instead of the seeds they've used for centuries. But, crop failures and spiraling debt have left many of them with no income and nowhere to turn. An estimated 125,000 farmers have committed suicide since the onslaught of GM seed companies into rural India. Read the full article here.

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Posted by Mary Ellen at November 7, 2008 6:00 AM
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