login.php?sid=71f03fa02bccf58d72874895fbe87e39 profile.php?mode=register&sid=71f03fa02bccf58d72874895fbe87e39 faq.php?sid=71f03fa02bccf58d72874895fbe87e39 memberlist.php?sid=71f03fa02bccf58d72874895fbe87e39 search.php?sid=71f03fa02bccf58d72874895fbe87e39 index.php?sid=71f03fa02bccf58d72874895fbe87e39

malasay.com Forum Index » News, Current Affairs and Headlines » Indian farmers commit suicide due to devastation caused by
Post new topic  Reply to topic
  View previous topic :: View next topic 
Indian farmers commit suicide due to devastation caused by
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:40 am Reply with quote
malasay
Site Admin
Joined: 17 Oct 2004
Posts: 598
Location: Texas




Indian farmers commit suicide due to devastation caused by GM crops

NaturalNews) Foundational changes that have taken place in the agriculture sector of India have led to a epidemic of farmer suicides over the past 16 years, according to a new report. Released by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University's (NYU) Law School, the report explains that, on average, one Indian farmer commits suicide every 30 minutes in response to the devastation caused by the effects of globalization on agriculture, and genetically-modified organisms (GMO) in particular.

The report, entitled, "Every Thirty Minutes: Farmer Suicides, Human Rights and the Agrarian Crisis in India," (http://www.chrgj.org/publications/docs/every30min.pdf ) explains that Indian policy has stripped many farmers of their livelihoods by greatly decreasing the value of their crops. Combined with the introduction of GM crops that trap farmers into an endless cycle of debt without providing any substantial benefits, and you end up with a society marked by despair, hopelessness, and an increase in suicides.

What was once an agricultural system based on the diverse cultivation of natural, beneficial food and use crops has morphed into a system of unsustainable cash-crop agriculture. Countless millions of farmers began to adopt crops like Monsanto's Bt cotton, which recent studies have shown provide no benefits, but that lock farmers into a perpetual system of dependence that ends up bankrupting them (http://www.naturalnews.com/031266_GM_cotton_agriculture.html ).

Just like what has happened in the US, many Indian farmers have been hoodwinked by multinational biotechnology giants into adopting GM varieties of cash crops -- and they have done so based on deceitful claims that GM crops will improve yields and essentially save the world. Such claims are absolutely baseless, of course, and no legitimate studies have ever proven them to be true -- but Indian, US, and other governments do not seem to care.

According to the report authors, the Indian crisis could be mitigated if the government there would get more involved in agricultural issues. They claim the government has largely abandoned Indian farmers and thrown them to the globalist wolves, rather than defend and protect their interests.


To read the entire report for yourself, visit:
http://www.chrgj.org/publications/docs/every30min.pdf

Sources for this story include:
http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2011/5/11/every_30_minutes_crushed_by_debt

_________________
~ If not us, who? If not now, when? ~
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Indian farmers commit suicide due to devastation caused by
malasay.com Forum Index » News, Current Affairs and Headlines
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT - 5 Hours  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic  


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2004 phpBB Group
phpBB Style by Vjacheslav Trushkin