Sorry Monsanto: Govt Admits GM Bt Cotton Crops Fail 40% | NationofChange

Costs more and has lower yields–what a deal!

The government of Maharashtra, a state in western India, has acknowledged for the first time that Bt cotton is a failure that will likely reduce yields by 40%, from 3.5 to 2.2 million quintal. The region’s cotton farmers will face about Rs6,000 crore, over 1 billion USD. Accumulated losses are to be even more staggering: Rs 20,000 crore, or about 3.6 billion USD, due to rising cultivation costs.

via Sorry Monsanto: Govt Admits GM Bt Cotton Crops Fail 40% | NationofChange.

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