Monsanto’s GM seeds contributing to farmer suicides every 30 minutesOctober 28, 2012
In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers. It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.
According to the most recent figures (provided by the New York University School of Law), 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009 — about one death every 30 minutes. In 2008, theDaily Mail labeled the continual and disturbing suicide spree as ‘The GM (genetically modified) Genocide’. Due to failing harvests and inflated prices that bankrupt the poor farmers, struggling Indian farmers began to kill themselves. Oftentimes, they would commit the act by drinking the very same insecticide that Monsanto supplied them with — a gruesome testament to the extent in which Monsanto has wrecked the lives of independent and traditional farmers.
To further add backing to the tragedy, the rate of Indian farmer suicides massively increased since the introduction of Monsanto’s Bt cotton in 2002. It is no wonder that a large percentage of farmers who take their own lives are cotton farmers, the demographic that is thought to be among the most impacted. Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic doctor that has been educating the world about natural health for many years, recently saw the destruction of traditional Indian farmers first hand. Dr. Mercola found out about the notorious ‘suicide belt’ of India, where 4,238 farmer suicides took place in 2007 alone.
Many families are now ruined thanks to the mass suicides, and are left to economic ruin and must struggle to fight off starvation:

‘We are ruined now,’ said one dead man’s 38-year-old wife. ‘We bought 100 grams of BT Cotton. Our crop failed twice. My husband had become depressed. He went out to his field, lay down in the cotton and swallowed insecticide.’

In India, around 60 percent of the population (currently standing at 1.1 billion) are directly or indirectly reliant on agriculture. Monsanto’s intrusion into India’s traditional and sustainable farming community is not only concerning for health and wellness reasons, but it is now clear that the issue is much more serious.
Source

Monsanto’s GM seeds contributing to farmer suicides every 30 minutes
October 28, 2012

In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers. It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.

According to the most recent figures (provided by the New York University School of Law), 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009 — about one death every 30 minutes. In 2008, theDaily Mail labeled the continual and disturbing suicide spree as ‘The GM (genetically modified) Genocide’. Due to failing harvests and inflated prices that bankrupt the poor farmers, struggling Indian farmers began to kill themselves. Oftentimes, they would commit the act by drinking the very same insecticide that Monsanto supplied them with — a gruesome testament to the extent in which Monsanto has wrecked the lives of independent and traditional farmers.

To further add backing to the tragedy, the rate of Indian farmer suicides massively increased since the introduction of Monsanto’s Bt cotton in 2002. It is no wonder that a large percentage of farmers who take their own lives are cotton farmers, the demographic that is thought to be among the most impacted. Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic doctor that has been educating the world about natural health for many years, recently saw the destruction of traditional Indian farmers first hand. Dr. Mercola found out about the notorious ‘suicide belt’ of India, where 4,238 farmer suicides took place in 2007 alone.

Many families are now ruined thanks to the mass suicides, and are left to economic ruin and must struggle to fight off starvation:

‘We are ruined now,’ said one dead man’s 38-year-old wife. ‘We bought 100 grams of BT Cotton. Our crop failed twice. My husband had become depressed. He went out to his field, lay down in the cotton and swallowed insecticide.’

In India, around 60 percent of the population (currently standing at 1.1 billion) are directly or indirectly reliant on agriculture. Monsanto’s intrusion into India’s traditional and sustainable farming community is not only concerning for health and wellness reasons, but it is now clear that the issue is much more serious.

Source

  1. sparrose reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  2. laniakimahina reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  3. idrewyouasquirrelbecauseiloveyou reblogged this from injustice-everywhere
  4. walkingmyownpath reblogged this from injustice-everywhere and added:
    Hey Dan, weren’t we just talking about this the other day?
  5. injustice-everywhere reblogged this from disciplesofmalcolm
  6. chinookorca reblogged this from xangoblazedifiyah
  7. trishagorilla reblogged this from disciplesofmalcolm
  8. xangoblazedifiyah reblogged this from paperskyscrapers
  9. paperskyscrapers reblogged this from disciplesofmalcolm
  10. nainakabirre reblogged this from disciplesofmalcolm
  11. yourfriendlycomrade reblogged this from disciplesofmalcolm
  12. disciplesofmalcolm reblogged this from dirtcrass
  13. canis-latrans-thamnos reblogged this from fauvette
  14. papastevesie reblogged this from infectioushumanwaste
  15. lexcherry reblogged this from breeian
  16. breeian reblogged this from we-are-in-hell
  17. thingofbeauty reblogged this from mmckinleyy
  18. mmckinleyy reblogged this from we-are-in-hell
  19. we-are-in-hell reblogged this from fuckingwonderfull
  20. fuckingwonderfull reblogged this from infectioushumanwaste
  21. infectioushumanwaste reblogged this from fauvette
  22. fauvette reblogged this from veganangst
  23. newzat10 reblogged this from disciplesofmalcolm
  24. but-for-realsies reblogged this from anti-propaganda
  25. upsettheorder reblogged this from atticuschapin
  26. brain-soul-lioness reblogged this from whatwouldthomasjeffersondo
  27. neutroi reblogged this from tonarchy
  28. surrenda reblogged this from basedceerex
  29. eucatastrophia reblogged this from mizoguchi