Monsanto Has Lost $11 Million As Indian Cotton Farmers Begin To Use Indigenous Seed

Additionally, after finding the seed produced a poor quality cotton that fetched low prices for the farmers who chose to grow it, Burkina Fasso in West Africa also recently rejected Monsanto’s Bt cotton seed.

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Monsanto Has Lost $11 Million As Indian Cotton Farmers Begin To Use Indigenous Seed

After illegally pushing a form of Bt cotton into India and Africa over 10 years ago, agrochemical company Monsanto is now losing millions of dollars due to farmers now planting their own indigenous seed. In the past, Monsanto has been accused of writing laws and breaking them in order to enter the Indian market.

The Indian government has now begun actively promoting the use of indigenous seed, whilst also publicizing Monsanto profiteering illegally on Bt cotton seed.

via wisemindhealthybody Monsanto Has Lost $11 Million As Indian Cotton Farmers Begin To Use Indigenous Seed

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6 thoughts on “Monsanto Has Lost $11 Million As Indian Cotton Farmers Begin To Use Indigenous Seed

  1. I hope India sticks to its indigenous crops goals. Cotton isn’t the only Bt product, and Monsanto (now subsumed under Bayer) is a wily Shape Shifting Alien Reptile that has no scruples. I think we’re going to find that GM crops are inferior in every way. Let’s hope we find out sooner rather than later.

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  2. Katherine, I think it’s important to give proper credit to the grassroots seed saving and other movements, led by Vendana Shiva and Arundhati Roy in getting farmers to reject GM crops – despite major pressure put on them by the Indian government. Major shifts like this don’t occur without major struggle.

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