In India, farmers are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. What drives these farmers or anyone to suicide is difficult to ascertain, but the devastating effects are clear.

In the video below Dr. Vandana Shiva talks about the current situation in India and how GMO’s have affected farmers there.  

Dr Vandana Shiva is a physicist, eco-feminist, philosopher, activist, and author of more than 20 books and 500 papers. She is the founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and has campaigned for biodiversity, conservation and farmers’ rights – winning the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) in 1993. To find out more about her check out http://www.navdanya.org/

 

 

Testimonies from the cotton farmers in Vidarbha, Maharashtra. The region has suffered a high number of suicides among the debt-ridden farming community in the wake of the introduction of chemical farming and BT Cotton.

 

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com

 

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